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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.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

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Justifications and discussions

Category definition:
The category covers chemicals with moleculars composed only of carbon and fluorine atoms, and in which all the carbon-carbon bonds are fully saturated. It includes linear, branched, cyclic and polycyclic examples. it may include mixtures of stereoisomers.

It includes only chemicals in which at least 99.9% of the material is made up of saturated perfluorocarbons as previously described, but not necessarily a single component.
Category rationale:
Perfluorocarbons have long been considered a distinct group of chemicals having their own unique set of properties. They contain exclusively carbon-carbon and carbon-fluorine bonds, and all of their chemical properties result from those bonds. Physical properties are either consistent across the whole class or form a consistent trend across the whole class that is a function of the molecular weight.