perfluorohexanoic acid

Synonyms: "undecafluorohexanoic acid", "undecafluoro-1-hexanoic acid", "perfluorocaproic acid"

Source: perfluorohexanoic acid is a metabolite of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which are used to make fluoropolymers, and in semiconductor and electronics industries, respectively.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-undecafluorohexanoic acid
CAS Number: 307-24-4
PubChem ID: 67542
InChiKey: PXUULQAPEKKVAH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C(=O)(C(C(C(C(C(F)(F)F)(F)F)(F)F)(F)F)(F)F)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C6HF11O2
Molecular Weight: 314,0534

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 19

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Vongphachan V, Cassone CG, Wu D, Chiu S, Crump D, Kennedy SW. 2011. Effects of perfluoroalkyl compounds on mRNA expression levels of thyroid hormone-responsive genes in primary cultures of avian neuronal cells. Toxicol Sci 120(2):392-402.
Wolf CJ, Takacs ML, Schmid JE, Lau C, Abbott BD. 2008. Activation of mouse and human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha by perfluoroalkyl acids of different functional groups and chain lengths. Toxicol Sci 106(1):162-171.

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