perfluorooctane (PFO)

CAS Number
307-34-6
Name
perfluorooctane (PFO)
SIN Groups
Fluorinated compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
This substance is Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic. 
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2019 November
Registration information
Source: 
Full registration

Chemical information

Synonyms
N-perfluorooctane; Perfluoro-N-octane; Perfluoro-octane; Perfluoroctan; Octadecafluorooctane; PFNO
EC number
206-199-2
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
1-10 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Present in 100%  of the blood plasma samples of Inuit children from Nunavik, Canada.
Possible uses
Source: 
This substance is chemically inert, but has useful physical properties, leading to its employment in diverse areas. It is used as insulating oil in high voltage electronics. In medicine, it is used as a breathable fluid in partial liquid ventilation, in ophthalmologic procedures, and as an expectorant, emollient or dermal protective.
Technical function of substances
Source: 
Surfactant
307-34-6

Producers

Company Group
Company Name
Showa Denko

F2 Chemicals Ltd, Lea Lane Lea Town PR4 0RZ Preston Lancashire United Kingdom, , United Kingdom

Source: ECHA