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274704 Aldrich

Nafion® perfluorinated resin solution Green Alternative

5 wt. % in lower aliphatic alcohols and water, contains 15-20% water

Synonym: Nafion 1100EW



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Chemical Synthesis, Enabling Products, Greener Alternative Products, Material Sciences,
eq. wt.   1,100
contains   15-20% water
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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concentration   5 wt. % in lower aliphatic alcohols and water
refractive index   n20/D 1.379
density   0.874 g/mL at 25 °C


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Support material for an integrated system which used solar energy to drive chemical reactions. Acts as a superacid catalyst for organic synthesis. When formed as metal composites, can be used as artificial muscle actuators, solid electrolytes for the analysis of electroactive species in organic media, or as electrodes in organic electrosynthesis.

Nafion® was used to modify membranes in the study of transport phenomena. Nafion® solution was used as an electrolyte in studying the catalytic activity of PtIr electrocatalysts. The suspension was also used in the preparation of Aldose dehydrogenase (ALDH) bioanode. It was used in another study as a component of electrolyte in investigation of mechanico-electrochemical failure modes of the Fe interconnects. 3


25, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle

Packaged in glass bottles

Physical form

Hydrogen ion form

General description

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Legal Information

Nafion is a registered trademark of The Chemours Company FC, LLC

Nafion is a registered trademark of  THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC LLC

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Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
UN 1987BF 3 / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
66.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
19 °C

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How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
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What is the average molecular weight of Product 274704, Nafion?
According to sources from Dupont, they have indicated that the molecular weight is very difficult to measure and would not give out a value.  However, they did provide us with an estimated value of 100,000 and indicated that it is likely to be a very rough estimation.  Information on the number average molecular weight or polydispersity is not available.
What is the viscosity of Product 274704, Nafion?
The viscosity is 23-35 centipoise at 20 deg C.
Do you know the full identity of the solvent used to make Product 274704, Nafion?
The mixture of lower aliphatic alcohol is predominately Isopropanol and n-Propanol and 15-20% water.  The ratio of the alcohols is 55 : 45 (Isopropanol : n-Propanol)
Do you have a method for using Product 274704, Nafion, for casting a film?
We do not have method or procedure for casting films, however, it has been noted that after evaporating the solvent, you would need to cure the film at 70-90 deg C for 30-60 minutes or the film will redissolve.
What is the particle size of Product 274704, Nafion, in the solvated state?
The Nafion ion exchange resin is not a true solution.  There are micelles of 50-100 angstrom present.
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