Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid Properties

Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid

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Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid is an anthropogenic fluorosurfactant and global pollutant. It is an exceptionally stable compound in industrial applications and in the environment because of the effect of aggregate carbon–fluorine bonds. Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid is a fluorosurfactant that lowers the surface tension of water more than that of hydrocarbon surfactants.It's compounds can also be found in some impregnation agents for textiles, paper, and leather; in wax, polishes, paints, varnishes, and cleaning products for general use; in metal surfaces, and carpets.In the semiconductor industry, Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid is used in multiple photolithographic chemicals including: photoacid generators (PAGs) and anti-reflective coatings (ARCs).

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
Boiling Point 260 °C
CAS Number 1763-23-1
ChEBI 39421
Density 1.25
IUPAC Name 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonic acid
InChI 1S/C8HF17O3S/c9-1(10,3(13,14)5(17,18)7(21,22)23)2(11,12)4(15,16)6(19,20)8(24,25)29(26,27)28/h(H,26,27,28)
Melting Point 90 °C
Molar Mass 500.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8HF17O3S
RTECS Number RG9701600
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Heptadecafluorooctanesulfonic Acid;Heptadecafluorooctane Sulphonic Acid;Heptadecafluoro-1-Octanesulfonic Acid;Perfluorooctanesulphonic Acid;Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid;PFOS uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X