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perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances

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Regulatory context

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REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation
POPs - Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulations
  • Substances whose production and use are banned or severely restricted under the POPs Regulation and/or which are subject to release reduction provisions under the POPs Regulation.
  • Proposals for new substances to be listed under the Stockholm Convention, and once agreed, to become subject to the POPs Regulation.
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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances
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Perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts
Any related substance (including its salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluoroheptyl group with the formula C7F15- directly attached to another carbon atom, as one of the structural elements. Any related substance (including its salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluorooctyl group with the formula C8F17- as one of the structural elements. The following substances are excluded from this designation: — C8F17-X, where X = F, Cl, Br. — C8F17-C(=O)OH, C8F17-C(=O)O-X′ or C8F17-CF2-X′ (where X′ = any group, including salts).
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Group members

This entry / group of substance has the following member substances:

Name EC / List no. CAS no. Association
Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid 206-397-9 335-67-1 Official source
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Group parents

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