Halocarbon Introduces Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) in Two Levels of PurityOctober 27, 2004
River Edge, NJ – October 27, 2004 – Halocarbon Products Corp., one of the world’s leading producers of specialty fluorochemicals, announced today that it has started production of two grades of Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP). HFIP can be used as a solvent for many different types of polymers, as well as to make synthetic pharmaceuticals. HFIP is a water clear liquid and is soluble in water and many organic solvents. HFIP can be used as a solvent for many different classes of polymers due to its strong hydrogen bonding properties. It is useful for preparation of fluorinated esters of polyacrylate and polymethacrylate polymers. HFIP is also used to make synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Halocarbon can currently produce HFIP in two grades – the normal specification of 99.9% purity and a chromotography grade of 99.99% purity.
Halocarbon’s core products – fluorochemicals, inert lubricants and inhalation anesthetics – all benefit from the presence of fluorine. Halocarbon was the first large-scale producer of trifluoroacetic acid and trifluoroethanol, the first producer of commercial quantities of CFC substitutes and the first US producer of fluorinated anesthetics.
With headquarters in River Edge, New Jersey, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in North Augusta, South Carolina, USA, Halocarbon is one of the world’s leading producers of specialty fluorochemicals. Halocarbon products include inert lubricants, aliphatic fluorochemicals for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical manufacturing, inhalation anesthetics and other specialty products. For more information, please contact the company at 201-262-8899 or at halocarbon.com.