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 magnifies through the food chain bound to proteins, and also causes toxic effects through this. It is highly persistent.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
REACH status, appears on
Hazard class and category code(s)
No harmonized CLP classification
1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-Tridecafluoro-1-hexanesulfonic acid; Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS); Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid
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
Used as a water- and stain-repellent coating for carpets, paper, and textiles, as well as a surfactant to make fluoropolymers.
Technical function of substances
Source: NTP 2012
PFHxS is used as a water- and stain-repellent coating for carpets, paper, and textiles, as well as a surfactant to make fluoropolymers.