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Synonyms: Perfluoro-n-octane

CAS Number:307-34-6

Description & Characteristics

Perfluoro-n-octane ,C8F18, is a fully-fluorinated, odourless, colourless, non-volatile liquid containing a mixture of cis and trans isomers and has the following characteristics:

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

    Perfluoro-n-octane is used in tracing and tagging applications.

    Safety, Handling and Storage

    Although Perfluoro-n-octane is considered biologically and chemically inert, good laboratory practice should be observed when handling. Perfluoro-n-octane 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
    Pour Point ℃ -27
    Molecular Weight 438
    Density, g/l 1.755
    Viscosity, (dynamic), mm2/s  1.03
    Viscosity, (dynamic), mPas   1.80
    Vapour Pressure  mbar 3.4
    Surface Tension mN/m 16

    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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