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Novec™ 72DE

A medium to heavy duty cleaning fluid designed for use in vapor degreasing applications.




Product Overview

A clear, colorless, low odor fluid intended to replace ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and compounds with high global warming potential (GWP) in many applications. Blend of methyl nonafluorobutyl ether (C4F9OCH3), ethyl nonafluorobutyl ether (C4F9OC2H5), and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE).

Product Specifications

Boiling Point:  43°C
Freeze Point: NA
Liquid Density (g/ml): 1.28
Surface Tension (dynes/cm): 19
Kauri-Butanol Value: 52
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): 350
Viscosity (cps): 0.45
Heat of Vaporization (cal/g @ boiling point) : 52
Ozone Depletion Potential: 0
Global Warming Potential: 43
Flash Point: None
Primary Chemistry: 1,2-Trans-dichloroethylene

Features & Benefits

Low toxicity
Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
Zero ozone depletion potential
Low surface tension penetrates tight spaces for improved cleaning


Cleaning, rinsing and drying agent
Cleaning of oils, greases, waxes
Specialty solvent applications

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