Determination of PFOA in the laboratory

What is PFOA?

PFOA, better known as perfluorooctanoic acid, is a perfluorinated carboxylic acid and synthetic fluorosurfactant. It is known for its stability and persistence in the environment. 

At the industrial level, it can be used in fluoropolymers, in particular used for the synthesis of PTFE, fire-fighting foam or for non-stick coatings (especially in the food industry for kitchen utensils).

PFOA is identified as a “substance of very high concern” because it is classified as “PBT”, Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic substance. PFOA emissions must therefore be minimized.

FILAB laboratory assists you in the research and determination of PFOA in your matrices

With more than 20 years of experience, FILAB laboratory has innovative technical means and a team of quality experts in its 2100m² analytical park. The FILAB laboratory can help you solve your problems related to PFOA in your products thanks to :

Determination of PFOA (CAS No.: 335-67-1) by LC-MS/MS

Examples of cases already carried out by FILAB

  • Determination of PFOA in teflon seals
  • Determination of PFOA in chemical characterization according to ISO 10993-18
  • Determination of PFOA and PFOS in paper
  • Determination of PFOA in PTFE polymers
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