Agent Name

Perfluoro-n-nonanoic acid

CAS Number

375-95-1

Formula

C9-H-F17-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Nonanoic acid, 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,9-heptadecafluoro-; Nonanoic acid, heptadecafluoro-; Perfluorononan-1-oic acid; [ChemIDplus] PFNA; [HSDB] 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,9-Heptadecafluorononanoic acid; [ToxPlanet: ECHA - Proposal for Harmonised Classification and Labelling] Heptadecafluorononanoic acid; Perfluorononanoic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Perfluoroalkyl Acids

Description

Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a surfactant; [HSDB] Used mainly as a processing aid in the manufacture of fluoropolymers; Also as a lubricating oil additive, surfactant for fire extinguishers, cleaning agent, textile finishing agent, polishing surfactant, and in liquid crystal display panels; [ExPub: ECHA - Proposal for Harmonised Classification and Labelling]

Comments

Causes changes in spleen, inflammation, changes in blood serum composition, androgenic and estrogenic effects, and effects on enzymes in acute oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Perfluorodecanoic acid." See "Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.08 mm Hg

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