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Synonyms: Perfluorodecalin

CAS Number : 306-94-5

Description & Characteristics

Perfluorodecalin, C10F18, is a fully-fluorinated, odourless, colourless, non-volatile liquid containing a mixture of cis and trans isomers and has the following characteristics:

  • Non-toxic1 – LD50 > 2000mg/kg (Rat)
  • Sterilizable
  • Non-flammability
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Thermally stable to >400oC
  • High solubility for gases e.g. oxygen, carbon dioxide.

  • Applications

    Perfluorodecalin finds many applications in the medical field e.g. Eye Surgery, Liquid Breathing, Organ Storage and Wound Treatment. It is also used extensively in the cosmetics industry for its oxygen carrying capacity.

    Please note that this product is not manufactured to cGMP and is not approved by any regulatory authority any application of this product is undertaken under the users own authorisations and at the users own risk.

    Safety, Handling and Storage

    Although HP Perfluorodecalin is considered biologically and chemically inert, good laboratory practice should be observed when handling. HP Perfluorodecalin 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 ℃ 142
    Pour Point ℃ -8
    Molecular Weight 462
    Density, kg/l 1.917
    Viscosity (kinematic), mm2/s 2.66
    Viscosity, (dynamic), mPas   5.10
    Surface Tension, mN/m 17.6
    Vapour Pressure, mbar 8.8
    Heat of vaporisation at Boiling Point, kj/kg 78.7
    Oxygen solubility ml per 100ml 49
    Refractive index, nD20 1.313

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

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