Agent Name

Perfluoro compounds, C5-18

CAS Number

86508-42-1

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Alkyl (C5-18) perfluoro compounds; C5-18 perfluoro compounds; Perfluoroalkanes (C5-18); [CHEMINFO] Perfluorooctane; Perfluoroheptane; Perfluorohexane; Perfluoropentane; Perfluorotripropylamine; Perfluorotriamylamine; Perfluoro-N,N,N',N'-tetrapropylhexanediamine; Perfluoro-N-methylmorpholine; [HSDB] Perfluorotributlyamine; [Reference #1]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used in electronics (industrial heat transfer in semiconductor processing, electronics testing, and solvents for computer disc drive lubrication); [HSDB]

Comments

"TSCA Definition 2008: An inert fluid composed of a complex combination of organic compounds resulting from the distillation of electrochemically fluorinated organic compounds." Includes branched, linear, and cyclic perfluorinated hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range of 25 deg C to 255 deg C ; Some are amine and ether compounds; [ChemIDplus] "Perfluorocarbons induce a transient leukopenia, elevated liver function test values, increased pulmonary artery pressure, transient hypotension, hyperthermia, and pulmonary failure." No toxic effects in rats given a single dose of perfluorohexane at 5 mg/kg by gavage; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: