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Synonyms: Perfluoro-2-methyl-3-ethylpentane

CAS Number: 354-97-2

Description & Characteristics

Perfluoro-2-methyl-3-ethylpentane, C8F18, is a fully-fluorinated, odourless, colourless liquid with the following characteristics:

  • Compatibility with most construction materials
  • Excellent chemical and thermal stability
  • Non flammability
  • Practically non-toxic1
  • Applications

    Perfluoro-2-methyl-3-ethylpentane is used for heat transfer and cooling applications but can be used in many different applications.

    Safety, Handling and Storage

    Although Perfluoro-2-methyl-3-ethylpentane is considered biologically and chemically inert, good laboratory practice should be observed when handling.  Perfluoro-2-methyl-3-ethylpentane has an indefinite shelf life if properly stored in its original sealed container.  Safety data sheets are available on request.

    Typical Physical Properties
    Boiling Point ℃ 103.2
    Pour Point ℃ -70
    Molecular Weight 438
    Density, g/l 1.839
    Specific Heat, kj/kg ℃ 1.0019
    Viscosity, (dynamic), mPas   2.95
    Kinematic Viscosity 1.604
    Critical Temperature, ℃ K
    Vapour Pressure 4.5 kPa
    Vapour Density ca. 0.012 g/ml

    Temperature dependant properties are quoted at 25℃ unless otherwise stated. The above typical physical properties, in no way form or represent product specification.

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