R12 is a colorless and odorless CFC refrigerant that was phased out of production in 1995 due to its ozone-depleting nature. R12 was utilized in many applications in refrigeration and air conditioning including residential appliances (prior to 1950), automotive air conditioning (prior to 1994), industrial and commercial refrigeration. R12 is a high-pressure refrigerant and is stored in white containers.
Product Applications & Replacements
CFC-12, Freon™-12, Genetron®-12, Forane®-12. Halon® 122
Most Common Replacements:
R123, R22, and R400 series blends (HCFCs)