Registration Dossier

Data platform availability banner - registered substances factsheets

Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

Diss Factsheets

Physical & Chemical properties


Currently viewing:

Administrative data

Link to relevant study record(s)

Description of key information


Key value for chemical safety assessment

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Decades of experience with saturated perflorocarbons have shown they are not flammable in air (see for example 'Fluorine Compounds in Anesthesiology', ER Larsen, Fluorine Chemistry Review, 1969, 3, 23-27). Indeed, they have been considered for use in a fire suppressing atmosphere (see for example 'Life Support Without Combustion Hazards', E.T. McHale, Fire Technol., 1974, 10(1), 15-24, and 'Habitable Atmospheres Which Do Not Support Combustion.' C. Huggett, Combustion and Flame, 1973, 20, 140-142). Perfluorocarbons are thought to have a flammability range only in atmosphers with elevated oxygen content (estimated at over 35%). They do have a flashpoint (dependant on vapour pressure) in 100% oxygen and in 100% nitrous oxide.