Thursday, October 27, 2011

Perfluorooctanoic Acid

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8 and perfluorooctanoate, is a synthetic, stable perfluorinated carboxylic acid and fluorosurfactant.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a member of the perfluoroalkyl acid (PFAA) family of compounds, is a strong surfactant that is used primarily as a processing aide in the manufacture of certain fluoropolymers.

PFOA is used in the manufacture of fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers and is present as a component of some of the top-antireflective coating materials in use today.

PFOA and related compounds have been used in a wide range of everyday consumer products for more than 40 years.

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