1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane

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1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane (also known as HFC-227ea or FM-200) is a colorless, odorless gas widely used in fire suppression systems. It is an hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that was developed to replace halon for general use fire suppression systems.

Chemical Properties[edit | edit source]

1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane is a non-conductive, non-corrosive, and free of residue. It has a molecular weight of 170.03 g/mol and a boiling point of -16.4°C at atmospheric pressure. Its chemical formula is C3HF7.

Uses[edit | edit source]

The primary use of 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane is in fire suppression systems. It is effective in suppressing a wide variety of fires, including those involving electrical equipment and flammable liquids. It is also used in some types of medical inhalers due to its properties as a propellant.

Safety and Environmental Impact[edit | edit source]

1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane is considered to have low toxicity. However, it can produce toxic gases when exposed to fire or high temperatures. It is a potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential (GWP) of 3220.

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