Perfluorooctanoic acid (Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid)

Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1 - Chemical Identification

Exfluor Product ID: C8AC
Name: Perfluorooctanoic acid
Synonyms: Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid
Chemical Formula: CF3(CF2)6COOH
Issue Date: 12/15/1997
Revised: 07/21/2008

Section 2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

CAS#: 335-67-1
EINECS#: 206-397-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

Precautionary Statements: Corrosive, irritant, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin, causes burns, harmful by inhalation and if swallowed
Target Organs: None known

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: Slight fire hazard. Dust/air mixtures may ignite or explode.
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: 0.1 Mg/M3 recommended TWA (3m) (skin)
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: C8HF15O2
Physical State: White solid
Boiling Point: 189 C / 736 mmHg
Melting Point: 55-56 C
Freezing Point:
Liquid Density:
Specific Gravity: 1.7 Approximate
Vapor Pressure: 10.0 mm Hg @ 25C Approximate
Refractive Index:
Molecular Weight: 414

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
RTECS#: RH0781000

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Acute Effects: May cause irritation of the respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.
Chronic Effects: May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with coughing, choking, pain and possibly burns of the mucous membranes. In some cases, pulmonary edema may develop, either immediately or more often within a period of 5-72 hours. The symptoms may include tigtness in the chest, dyspnea, frothy sputum, cyanosis, and dizziness. Physical findings may include moist rales, low blood pressure and high pulse pressure. Severe cases may be fatal direct contact may cause severe irritation, pain and possibly burns. There may be discoloration of the tissue. Swallowing and speech may be difficult at first and then almost impossible. The effects on the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract may range from irritation to severe corrosion. Edema of the epiglottis and shock may occur.
Toxicological Data: Eye Contact - Caused extreme irritation in animal studies, with a score of 108/110. Ingestion - Caused erosian of gastric mucosa in animal studies. The LD50 was estimated to lie between 500 and 1000 Mg/Kg. IPR-RAT LD50:189 Mg/Kg. TXAPA9 70,362,83. 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 solid, n.o.s. (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
UN/ID#: UN 1759
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: II
Labels: 8

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

TSCA Inventory - Yes. Sara 311/312 (40CFR370.21): Acute yes

Indication of Danger: C - Corrosive
R-Phrases: 22-34-52/53
Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns. Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
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.