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Novec 1230, FK-5-1-12, C6F12O, (3M Novec 1230) is a fluorinated ketone with the systematic name 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pentanone and the structural formula CF3CF2C(=O)CF(CF3)2, a fully fluorinated analog of ethyl isopropyl ketone, and is commercially available from 3M. It is used as gaseous fire suppression agent in scenarios where water-based fire suppression (for example, from a fire sprinkler) would be impractical or where it could damage expensive equipment or property, such as museums, server rooms, banks, clean rooms and hospitals. Novec 1230 can be used in both total/partial/localized flooding systems, and directional spray type applications; it is also used in portable extinguishers for specialized applications. It has been used as a full-immersion fluid in a proof of concept data center cooling system by Intel and SGI
FK-5-1-12 (ISO name), perfluoro(2-methyl-3-pentanone), heptafluoroisopropyl pentafluoroethyl ketone,
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|Molar mass||316.046 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||−108 °C (−162 °F; 165 K)|
|Boiling point||49 °C (120 °F; 322 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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3M Novec 1230 fluid does not deplete ozone (ODP 0) and has a global warming potential of 1 over 80 years, equivalent to that of carbon dioxide. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) classifies this chemical as H412 - Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.  However, photolysis and hydration may be a significant sink of Novec 1230 in the environment.
- - 3M Novec 1230 Website
- Technical Brief, Environmental properties of Novec 1230 Fluid
- MSDS for Novec 1230