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Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate
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Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C8F17KO3S
Molecular Weight 538.22
Appearance White to beige powder or crystals
Melting Point 277-280 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.1
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 187.915731
Monoisotopic Mass 187.915731

Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302-H332-H351-H360-H362-H372-H411
Hazard Codes T, N
Risk Codes 61-20/22-40-48/25-51/53-64
Safety Statements 53-45-61
RTECS Number RG9701850
Transport Information UN 2811 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany 3

About Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate

Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate (also known as heptadecafluorooctanesulfonic acid potassium salt, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid potassium salt) is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds sold by American Elements under the trade name AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data.

Potassium Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate Synonyms

Heptadecafluorooctanesulfonic acid potassium salt; perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, potassium salt; Potassium PFOS; perfluorooctanesulphonic acid, potassium salt; potassium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate; potassium perfluorooctane-1-sulfonate; potassium perfluorooctanesulfonate; potassium perfluorooctanesulphonate; potassium 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8-heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonate; 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8-heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid, potassium salt; 1-octanesulfonicacid, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8-heptadecafluoro-, potassium salt; fc-80; potasssium perfluorooctanesulphonate; potassium heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulphonate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CF3(CF2)7SO3K
MDL Number MFCD00066407
EC No. 220-527-1
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 3864579
Pubchem CID 23669238
IUPAC Name potassium; 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,z4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonate
SMILES C(C(C(C(C(F)(F)S(=O)(=O)[O-])(F)F)(F)F)(F)F)(C(C(C(F)(F)F)(F)F)(F)F)(F)F.[K+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C8HF17O3S.K/c9-1(10,3(13,14)5(17,18)7(21,22)23)2(11,12)4(15,16)6(19,20)8(24,25)29(26,27)28;/h(H,26,27,28);/q;+1/p-1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


Elemental PotassiumSee more Potassium products. Potassium (atomic symbol: K, atomic number: 19) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 39.0983. The number of electrons in each of Potassium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s1. The potassium atom has a radius of 227.2 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 275 pm. Potassium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. Potassium is the seventh most abundant element on earth. It is one of the most reactive and electropositive of all metals and rapidly oxidizes. As with other alkali metals, potassium decomposes in water with the evolution of hydrogen because of its reacts violently with water, it only occurs in nature in ionic salts.Potassium Bohr Model In its elemental form, potassium has a silvery gray metallic appearance, but its compounds (such as potassium hydroxide) are more frequently used in industrial and chemical applications. The origin of the element's name comes from the English word 'potash,' meaning pot ashes, and the Arabic word qali, which means alkali. The symbol K originates from the Latin word kalium.


See more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. Sulfur Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.


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