In vitro toxicological characterization of perfluorinated carboxylic acids with different carbon chain lengths.

@article{Buhrke2013InVT,
  title={In vitro toxicological characterization of perfluorinated carboxylic acids with different carbon chain lengths.},
  author={Thorsten Buhrke and Anja Kibellus and A. Lampen},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={218 2},
  pages={97-104}
}
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is in use for the production of fluoropolymers (PFT). Due to its toxic properties it was proposed to replace the substance in its industrial applications by homologous compounds with shorter carbon chain length that were supposed to be less toxic compared to PFOA, however, the smaller PFOA homologs are poorly characterized so far. In this study we have conducted a comparative analysis of the toxicity of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCA) with a carbon chain… CONTINUE READING