R-500 is a colorless and odorless CFC refrigerant that was completely banned from production by 1996 under the Montreal Protocol for depleting the ozone. R-500 is used in commercial air conditioning and in some dehumidifier applications. It Is high-pressured and typically stored in yellow containers.

Chemical Name:

N/A; R-12 / R-152a mixed refrigerant

Other Names:

CFC-500, Freon™-500, Genetron®-500, Forane®-500.

Most Common Replacements:

R-400 series blends (HCFC’s), being phased out in 2020 for the United states and other developed countries.

R-134a (HFC), in discussions of potential phaseout.


warningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chloroform, Methyl chloride, Chloroethane (Ethyl chloride) and Vinyl Chloride, which is are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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