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Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)

Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) is an acidic alcohol and due to its strong hydrogen bonding properties it can be used as a solvent for many different kinds of polymers. It is used as an intermediate to prepare pharmaceuticals.

Chemical Formula (CF3)2CHOH
Molecular Weight 168.04
Boiling Point 59°C
Melting Point -4°C
Density (25°C) 1.6 g/mL
Vapor Pressure (20°C) 160 hPa (120 mm Hg)
Appearance Clear liquid
Odor Very strong odor
Solubility in Water Soluble

CF3 H2 F6 O

Additional Information

– Assay by Gas Chromatography: 99.9% minimum
– Fluoride: 10 ppm maximum
– Chloride: 50 ppm maximum
– Water: 100 ppm maximum


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