Recycling Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)

HFIP is used to dissolve polymers for molecular weight analysis by GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography).

Average molecular weight is an important property of polymers and is an indication of strength and flexibility.

After use, the waste HFIP is contaminated with:

  • Polymer fragments
  • Monomers
  • Other solvents
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Name: Hexafluoroisopropanol
Formula: C3H2F6O
Boiling Point: 58.2 °C

The 9600-60 is a good choice for recycling HFIP waste.
Key features are:

  • All glass and Teflon contact surfaces.
  • High efficiency distillation. Get back HPLC grade HFIP
  • Completely automatic. Push start and walk away.
  • Safe! CE marked

Recycling Program: 9600-60 Spinning Band Distillation System

Cut #1 (waste) 57.6 – 57.9 °C
Cut #2 (Pure HFIP) 57.9 – 58.2 °C
Reflux Ratio 1:1
Typical Distillation Rate 2 liters per hour
Typical Recovery 95% Recovered
Typical Purity HPLC Grade
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