Monday, October 12, 2009

Behind the trademark name: Novec HFE-7100 is a mixture of the two isomers methyl nonafluorobutyl ether and methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether

Novec™ HFE-7100 is a binary mixture of methyl perfluorobutyl ether constitutional isomers with molecular formula C5H3F9O. The components are:
  • 1-methoxy-nonafluorobutane (also: methyl nonafluorobutyl ether), CF3CF2CF2CF2OCH3, CAS registry number: 163702-07-6, for physicochemical property data see ThermoML references;
  • 1-methoxy-nonafluoroisobutane (also: methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether), (CF3)2CFCF2OCH3, CAS registry number: 163702-08-7.
To find safety data for this formulation, see the MSDS.

Related liquids, which have been formulated for applications similar to those of Novec™ HFE-7100, are Novec™ HFE-7200 (ethoxy-nonafluorobutane), Novec™ HFE-71DE (Novec™ HFE-7100 with (E)-1,2-dichloroethene), Novec™ HFE-71DA (Novec™ HFE-7100 with (E)-1,2-dichloroethene and ethanol) and Novec™ HFE-71IPA (Novec™ HFE-7100 with 2-propanol).

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