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Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid

Green Alternative

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H3OF9

  • Molecular Weight 250.06

  •  MDL number MFCD28505595

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329824666

  •  NACRES NA.47



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greener alternative product characteristics   Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
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SMILES string   FC(C(F)(F)C(F)(F)OC)(F)C(F)(F)F.FC(C(F)(F)OC)(C(F)(F)F)C(F)(F)F
InChI   1S/2C5H3F9O/c1-15-5(13,14)3(8,9)2(6,7)4(10,11)12;1-15-5(13,14)2(6,3(7,8)9)4(10,11)12/h2*1H3


General description

Sigma Life Science is committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product also known as methoxy-nonafluorobutane (Hydrofluoroether fluids) is being proposed as environmentally friendly alternatives to other halogenated compounds because of their nearly zero ozone depletion, relatively low global warming potential, short atmospheric lifetimes and low toxicity. These fluorinated ethers are also considered as environmentally friendly alternative refrigerants, blowing agents and cleaning solvents and thus has been enhanced for "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries". Click here for more information.
The potential of hydrofluoroethers to replace CFCs, HCFCs and PFCs.

Novec 7100 engineered fluid is a proprietary methoxy-nonafluorobutane from 3M. This hydrofluoroether is a clear, colorless and low-odor fluid intended to replace ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and compounds with high global warming potential (GWP) in many applications. It has zero ozone depletion potential. High boiling point and low surface tension properties make it ideal for use in vapor degreasing applications as a neat (pure), azeotropic component or co-solvent parts cleaner. In addition, its chemical and thermal stability, non-flammability and low toxicity make it useful for many other industrial and specialty solvent applications.


• Cleaning and rinsing agent
-Heavy-duty cleaning (co-solvent) – heavy oils, greases, fluxes
-Medium-duty cleaning (azeotrope)– oils, greases, waxes
-Light-duty cleaning (neat)– particulates, fluorolubes, light oils, fluoropolymer
• Lubricant carrier: fluorocarbons, hydrocarbons, and silicones
• Spot-free water drying agent (with surfactants added)
• Specialty solvents, dispersion media, reaction media
• Spray contact cleaner
• CFC, HCFC, HFC and PFC replacement
• Dielectric test media
• Heat transfer
• Preservation of biological specimens

• Non-flammable
• Non-conductive
• Compatible with plastics
• Low toxicity
• Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
• Zero ozone depletion potential
• VOC-exempt solvent (US EPA)
• Low surface tension penetrates tight spaces for improved cleaning


1 L in poly bottle

500 mL in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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