Fw: [200q20v] Re: Flammable Refrigerants NAC

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Jun 28 10:50:11 EDT 2001

At 6:03 AM -0500 6/28/01, selten2 wrote:
>I agree with this, there are many hazardous things both in and about
>vehicles that we use but we drive them every day. Do you know that R-12, aka
>Freon, when exposed to open flame turns into Phosgene aka Mustard gas! Think
>about that while enjoying your A/C today!

I imagine that phosgene might be a possible Freon combustion product, 
but don't confuse it with mustard gas, which is _very_ different from 
phosgene. Also, I'd expect that creating phosgene at a "hazardous" 
level from accidental Freon combustion in an automobile would be (I'm 
tempted to say "impossible") extremely unlikely.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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