Perfluorodecalin

Perfluorodecalin is a fully-fluorinated, odourless, colourless liquid.
Cas No: 306-94-5
Toxicity Rating: Practically non-toxic*
Applications: Eye Surgery, Organ Storage, Liquid Ventilation, Drug Delivery,
Wound Healing, Blood Substitutes
* NOTE: The toxicity rating used is published by Gleason, Gosselin and Hodge (Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, Baltimore 1963). ‘Practically Non-Toxic’ is the lowest rating of toxicity and relates to al lethal dose in excess of 1kg for a 70kg (150lb) man.

 

Typical Physical Properties
Formula C10F18
Boiling Point oC 142
Pour Point oC (for typical cis/trans mixture) -8
Molecular Weight 462
Density (sat. liq.), kg/l 1.917
Density (vapour, 1 atm), kg/l 0.0126
Viscosity (kinematic), mm2/s 2.66
Viscosity, (dynamic), mPa s 5.10
Surface Tension, mN/m 17.6
Vapour Pressure, mbar 8.8
Heat of vaporisation at Boiling Point, kJ/kg 78.7
Specific Heat, kJ/kg oC 1.05*
Oxygen solubility per 100 ml 49
Refractive index, nD20 1.313
* Estimated Value
Temperature dependant properties are quoted at 25oC unless otherwise stated.
The above typical physical properties, in no way form or represent product specification.

Safety, Handling and Storage
Although this fluid is considered biologically and chemically inert, good laboratory practice should be observed when handling. It has an indefinite shelf life if properly stored in its original sealed container.

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