CAS Number
355-46-4
Name
PFHxS
SIN Groups
Fluorinated compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
This substance has persistent, bioackumulative and toxic properties. PFHxS is among the most commonly detected PFCs in the environment and in biota, and an increasing trend over time has been observed. It has also been detected in humans. The substance ma
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2014 October
REACH status, appears on
Source: 
Candidate list
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
No harmonized CLP classification

Chemical information

Synonyms
1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-Tridecafluoro-1-hexanesulfonic acid; Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS); Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid
EC number
206-587-1
(Bio)monitoring data
Found in terrestrial mammals, fish, bivalves, and crustaceans. Source: Martin, Solomon et al. 2003; Haukås, Berger et al. 2007; Naile, Khim et al. 2013; Goeritz, Falk et al. 2013; Kärrman, van Bavel et al. 2006; Olsen, Burris et al. 2007; Sundström, Chang et al. 2012; So, Yamashita et al. 2006; Kärrman, Domingo et al. 2010; Tao, Ma et al. 2008; Kubwabo, Stewart et al. 2005; Calafat, Needham et al. 2006
Possible uses
Source: 
This substance has persistent, bioackumulative and toxic properties.PFHxS is among the most commonly detected PFCs in the environment and in biota, and an increasing trend over time has been observed. It has also been detected in humans. The substance magnifies through the food chain bound to proteins, and also causes toxic effects through this. It is highly persistent.
Technical function of substances
Source: 
PFHxS is used as a water- and stain-repellent coating for carpets, paper, and textiles, as well as a surfactant to make fluoropolymers. Source: NTP 2012
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