Halocarbon - FAQs: Fluorochemicals

By: Halocarbon  06-Dec-2011
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What are the advantages of having fluorine in my product?

What is the shelf life for your products?

TFE - We have studied drummed material for one year in our warehouse at the South Carolina manufacturing site. The TFE remained within specification.

TFA/ETFA/TFAA - We have studied these products in drums for two years in our warehouse at the South Carolina manufacturing site. The products remained within specification.

What is your return policy?

We allow limited return of our products with a restocking charge and subject to other requirements. Please contact customer service for specific information.

What are the proper storage conditions for your products?

Always consult the product's MSDS for detailed storage conditions. The following popular products are considered flammable and must be stored in accordance with all applicable fire regulations:

  • Trifluoroethanol
  • Ethyl trifluoroacetate
  • Isopropyl trifluoroacetate
  • Methyl trifluoroacetate
  • Methyl chlorodifluoroacetate
  • Trifluoroacetaldehyde ethylhemiacetal
  • Trifluoroacetaldehyde methylhemiacetal
  • Trifluoroethylamine
  • Trifluoroethylene
  • Bromotrifluoroethylene

Nonflammable products can be stored under ambient conditions.

Do you offer off-spec or lower quality products than we see on the website?

All our products meet the industry-leading specifications listed in this website. Generally, the processing complications and lower volumes resulting from production of a lower grade product will not offer significant cost savings.

What safety precautions should I take when handling your products?

Please refer to the specific MSDS for your product.

Can you special package in small containers?

For our standard products, the sizes listed on the specification sheet are the only available containers. For large volumes and R&D or pilot plant products, please contact customer service.

What kind of container/tank can I store TFA in or use as a reaction vessel (materials of construction)?

Can I use a stainless steel container to store TFA?

Do you have corrosion data for TFA and various amounts of water?


What kind of tubing can I use to transfer TFA to various containers?

Do you test for metal content in your TFA?


How can I keep the amount of TFE in the air at a safe level?

You should have adequate ventilation available. For testing the air, contact customer service for additional information.

I am interested in using TFE as a working fluid. Do you have any thermodynamic data?

Yes, please contact customer service.

How much TFE is used to "glue" nylon parts?

Simply dip a nylon part in the TFE for a second or two, then press on to the other nylon piece. Observe all safety precautions in our MSDS and contact customer service for more information.

What should I do if the TFAA plastic carboy arrives oddly shaped?

This usually happens because of temperature changes between packaging and receipt of the TFAA. The shape of the carboy will not cause any problem with the product.

How come you don't list water content on your TFAA spec sheet?

If there is any water present, it will react with the TFAA to form TFA.

Do you have specs for the containers used?

Is TFAC supplied as a gas or liquid?

TFAC is supplied as a liquefied gas under pressure.

Do you add any stabilizer to the TFAC?

No. The TFAC is a pure chemical.

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