Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)

CAS Number
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
SIN Groups
Fluorinated compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Substance is concluded to be a Reprotoxic substance SVHC by ECHA Member State Committee.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2014 October
REACH status, appears on
Source: ECHA
Candidate list
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
Carc. 2
Repr. 1B Lact.

Chemical information

2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,10-Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid; Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA); Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid
EC number
Hazard statement code(s)
Source: ECHA
(Bio)monitoring data
Found in terrestrial mammals, fish, bivalves, and crustaceans. Source: Liu, Gin et al. 2011; Naile, Khim et al. 2013; Martin, Solomon et al. 2003; Furdui, Stock et al. 2007
Possible uses
This substance has persistent bioackumulative and toxic properties.It has been found in mammals, fish, bivalves and crustaceans. Both empirical and modelled data show PBT properties of this substance.
Technical function of substances
PFDA is a straight-chain fatty acid analog representative of the perfluorocarboxylates (PFCAs) used industrially as lubricants, wetting agents, plasticizers and corrosion inhibitors. PFCs are widely used as surfactants, refrigerants and as components of pharmaceuticals, lubricants, paints, firefighting foams, cosmetics, and food packaging Source: Davis, Heuvel et al. 1991; Houde, Martin et al. 2006