Agent Name

Ammonium perfluorooctanoate

CAS Number

3825-26-1

Formula

C8-H-F15-O2.H3-N

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate; Ammonium perfluorocaprilate; Ammonium perfluorocaprylate; Ammonium perfluorooctanoate; Pentadecafluoro-1-octanoic acid, ammonium salt; Perfluoroammonium octanoate; Perfluorooctanoic acid, ammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Perfluoroalkyl Acids

Description

White powder; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used to polymerize fluorinated monomers; [ACGIH]

Comments

Acute pulmonary edema is observed in animals exposed to lethal concentrations. [ChemIDplus] Confirmed animal carcinogen; Increased blood organofluoride levels in rats receiving repeated doses percutaneously; Workers found to have higher organofluoride levels that controls in plant with air concentrations of 0.032-7.6 mg/m3; Causes liver damage in subchronic animal studies; [ACGIH] See "Perfluorooctanoic acid." See "Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

7.0E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 980 mg/m3/4H

Explanatory Notes

BP = sublimes above 125 deg C; [ACGIH]

Half Life

Organofluoride compounds: 1-2 years; [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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