Perfluoro compounds, C5-18

Agent Name
Perfluoro compounds, C5-18
CAS Number
Major Category
Other Classes
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]
Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated
Clear colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]
Used in electronics (industrial heat transfer in semiconductor processing, electronics testing, and solvents for computer disc drive lubrication); [HSDB]
"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]
Reference Link #1
Biomedical References

Adverse Effects

Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: