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PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACIDICSC: 1613
Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid
Pentadecafluoro-n-octanoic acid
Perfluorocaprylic acid
PFOA
April 2017
CAS #: 335-67-1
UN #: 3261
EC Number: 206-397-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with bases, oxidants or reducing agents.  NO contact with incompatible substances. See Chemical Dangers.    Use water spray, carbon dioxide, dry powder, foam.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered non-metallic containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Toxic if inhaled
Causes serious eye irritation
May cause damage to immune system and liver through prolonged or repeated exposure
May damage fertility or the unborn child
May cause harm to breast-fed children
Suspected of causing cancer 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Store only in original container. Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. 
PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID ICSC: 1613
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating above 300°C . This produces toxic and corrosive gases including hydrogen fluoride (See ICSC 0283). The solution is a weak acid. Reacts with bases, oxidants and reducing agents. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). Attacks many metals. 

Formula: C8HF15O2
Molecular mass: 414.1
Boiling point: 189°C
Melting point: 52-54°C
Density: 1.79 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver and immune system. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. May cause toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 0.005 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(8); skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 4; pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, Xn; R: 40-61-48/23-48/21/22-41-64; S: 53-45 

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