Agent Name

Perfluorohexane

CAS Number

355-42-0

Formula

C6-F14

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Fluorinert FC72; Flutec PP1; Hexane, tetradecafluoro-; Perflexane; Perfluoro-n-hexane; Tetradecafluorohexane; n-Tetradecafluorohexane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Transparent solid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline] Perfluoroalkanes are chemically stable, nonflammable, and physiologically inert; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used as a coolant (electronics), inert reaction medium (non-toxic and non-ozone-depleting), and ultrasound contrast agent; [Merck Index] Perfluoroalkanes, e.g., perfluorodecalin, are used to produce blood substitutes. [Ullmann]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Perfluoro compounds, C5-18."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

218 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 40,000 ppm/6h

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