2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoro-2-(1,1,2,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropoxy)-13C3-propanoic acid - 1.2 ml x 50ug/ml
Hexaflouropropylene oxide (HFPO)is a well-known versatile synthetic building block in the manufacturing of flouropolymers (such as polyflouroalkoxy plastics) as well as a number of poly- and per-flourinated intermediates.
Although it is used to produce a vast number of commercial products, its reactivity makes its survival in the environment unlikely.
However HFPO can react to form a stable dimer acid during oligomerization, or other manufacturing processes, which could lead to its detection in environmental samples.
The presence of this HFPO dimer acid (HFPO-DA) in the environment could be due to residual leaching from commercial products or direct release during the manufacturing processes.