Perfluorooctane Chemical formula

💊 Chemical information

Octadecafluorooctane; Perfluoron-octane; Perfluoro-octa.
Chemical formula: C8F18 = 438.1.
CAS — 307-34-6.

💊 Profile

Perfluorooctane is a perfluorocarbon with similar properties to perflubron (above). Intra-ocular injection of perfluorooctane is used to provide temporary tamponade in ophthalmic procedures such as retinal re-attachment.
1. Scott IU, et al. Outcomes of surgery for retinal detachment associated with proliferative vitreoretinopathy using perfluoro-n-octane: a multicenter study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003; 136; 454–63.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Israel: Adato-Octa†; Neth.: Eftiar Octane; USA: Perfluoron.
Published May 08, 2019.