Agent Name

Methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether

CAS Number

163702-08-7

Formula

C5-H3-F9-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Propane, 2-(difluoromethoxymethyl)-1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoro-; [ChemIDplus] VF-45 (TM) HFE-Based Cleaning Fluid, VOL-0570A; [3M MSDS]

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Clear colorless liquid with a mild ethereal odor; [3M MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a cleaning solvent; [3M MSDS]

Comments

Perfluorobutyl methyl ether (Mixed Isomers), also known as Hydrofluoroether-7100 (HFE-7100), is a mixture of approximately 40% methyl nonafluorobutyl ether (CAS# 163702-07-6) and 60% methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether (CAS# 163702-08-7); Causes eye irritation; [OSHA] A mixture of 20-80% methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether (CAS# 163702-08-7) and methyl nonafluorobutyl ether (CAS# 163702-07-6); Not expected to cause significant skin or eye irritation; [3M MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

750 ppm

Vapor Pressure

202 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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