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CAS number 690-39-1 YesY
ChemSpider 12199 YesY
EC number 425-320-1
RTECS number TZ4043332
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Molecular formula C3H2F6
Molar mass 152.04 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless gas
Melting point -98.0 to -93.6 °C
Boiling point -1.4 to -0.7 °C
Solubility in water 724 mg/l
Vapor pressure 270 kPa at 25 °C
kH mol.kg-1.bar-1
S-phrases S38
Main hazards asphyxiant
Flash point Non-flammable
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropane is an organic chemical, an organofluoride. It is a colorless gas, usually available in the form of a liquid gas.[1] It is used as a fire suppression agent, a foaming agent, a highly effective refrigerant, a heat transfer medium, a dielectric gas, a sterilant carrier, a polymerization medium, a carrier fluid, a displacement drying agent, a thermodynamic power cycle working fluid, etc.

When used as a fire suppressant, hexafluoropropane carries the DuPont trade name, FE-36.

1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropane is a greenhouse gas; its global warming potential is 6300.

It is manufactured by reacting 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexachloropropane with hydrogen fluoride in gas phase at temperature between 250-400 °C, in presence of a catalyst in the form of trivalent chromium (e.g. chromium(III) chloride) supported on carbon with low content of specific impurities.[2]


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