Fluorinated hydrocarbon with a high-molecular, partly crystalline structure. Compared to PTFEGlossaryPTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene it has additional side chains consisting of perfluorated alkoxy groups. The chemical and thermal properties of this thermoplastic fluoropolymer are equal to those of PTFEGlossaryPTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene . PFAGlossaryPFA Perfluoroalkoxy labware is translucent to transparent, non-porous and particularly useful in high-purity work.
Trade name Teflon® by DuPont Hostaflon® by Dyneon