Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

CAS Number
335-67-1
Name
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
SIN Groups
Perfluorinated compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
For PFOA carcinogenic and reprotoxic effects have been reported. It is persistent and is ubiquitously found in the environment and in humans.
REACH status, appears on
Source: ECHA
Candidate list
Registration information
Source: 
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
Carc. 2
Repr. 1B
Lact.
Acute Tox. 4
Acute Tox. 4
STOT RE 1
Eye Dam. 1

Chemical information

Synonyms
PFOA; octanoic acid, pentadecafluoro-; pentadecanfluorooctanoic acid; C8 carboxylic acid; perfluorooctanoate; Pentadecafluoroctansäure; Ácido pentadecafluorooctanoico; Acide pentadécafluorooctanoïque
EC number
206-397-9
Hazard statement code(s)
Source: ECHA
H351
H360D
H362
H332
H302
H372 (liver)
H318
Registered production volume
Source: -
-
(Bio)monitoring data
ChemSec has not evaluated biomonitoring data for this substance.
Possible uses
Source: Betts 2007; EWG 2005
Teflon products, non-stick coatings, food packaging, treatments for carpets, furniture and clothing, paper coatings, pesticide formulations, fire-fighting foams, cleaning products, floor polishes, shampoo and food packaging materials
Technical function of substances
Source: SAB 2005
Water and oil repellent, surfactant, reactive intermediate
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: -
-
Registered use(s) - Chemical Product category (PC)
Source: -
-
Registered use(s) - Article category (AC)
Source: -
-
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: -
-
Registered use(s) - Process Category (PROC)
Source: -
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335-67-1

Substitution options

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Producers

Company Group
Company Name
Chemours

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC (FAYETTEVILLE WORKS), 22828 Nc Highway 87 West, Fayetteville, Bladen, 28306, NC, , USA

Source: ECHA