Perfluoroheptanoic acid (Tridecafluoroheptanoic acid)

Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1 - Chemical Identification

Exfluor Product ID: C7AC
Name: Perfluoroheptanoic acid
Synonyms: Tridecafluoroheptanoic acid
Chemical Formula: CF3(CF2)5COOH
Issue Date: 09/14/1998
Revised: 07/21/2008

Section 2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

CAS#: 375-85-9
EINECS#: 206-789-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

Precautionary Statements: Corrosive, irritant, harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
Target Organs:

Section 4 - First-Aid Measures

Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Allow victim to rinse his mouth with water provided person is conscious. Drink 2-4 cupfulls of water, and seek medical advice.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: In case of fire, use water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, or polymer foam.
Flash Point: None
Fire Hazard:
Combustion: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen fluoride

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as in section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if possible without personal risk. Small spills: Avoid raising dust. Collect spilled material in appropriate container for disposal. Absorbent may be used. Move containers away from spill to a safe area. Large spills: dike for later disposal. Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as in section 8.
Precautions: Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep seperated from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Limits: No occupational exposure limits established.
Ventilation: Provide local exhaust or process enclosure ventilitation system. Ventilation equipment should be explosion-resistant if explosive concentrations of material are present.
Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved (or equivalent) respirator.
Eye Protection: Wear splash resistant safety goggles with a faceshield. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.
Gloves: Wear appropriate chemical resistant glove.

Section 9 - Physical Properties

Molecular Formula: C7HF13O2
Physical State: White semi solid
Boiling Point: 175 C / 742 mmHg
Melting Point:
Freezing Point:
Liquid Density:
Specific Gravity: 1.792
Vapor Pressure:
Refractive Index:
Molecular Weight: 364

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable at normal temperatures and pressure.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat and generating dust.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, reducing agents
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported
Hazardous Combustion: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen fluoride

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Acute Effects: May cause irritation of the repiratory tract, eyes, and skin.
Chronic Effects: No data available
Toxicological Data: The toxicological properties have not been fully investigated.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Data not yet available.

Section 13 - Disposal Information

Place in a chemical secured landfill or incinerate at 1200 (C) with a 2 second dwell time or at 1600 (C) with a 1.5 second dwell time.

Section 14 - Transportation Information

Shipping Name: Corrosive liquid, n.o.s. (Perfluoroheptanoic acid)
UN/ID#: UN 1760
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: II
Labels: 8

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

Included on TSCA Inventory

Indication of Danger: C - Corrosive
R-Phrases: 22-34
Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns.
S-Phrases: 26-36/37/39-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immeditately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

Section 16 - Other Information

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. Exfluor Research Corporation shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.