Coventry™ 12809 Multi-Phase Carrier Solvent is a saturated mixture of n-octane and perfluorocarbon (PFC). The n-octane provides solvency while the PFC provides an inert perfluorocarbon vapor blanket above the liquid mixture. These vapors act to impede the flammability of the n-octane. As the perfluorocarbon evaporates during use, the supplemental PFC moves into the saturated solution. Although 12809 shows no closed cup flash point up to its boiling point, the primary component, n-octane is flammable. Therefore, Coventry™ 12809 should be handled and shipped as a flammable solvent.
Coventry™ 12809 is used to replace CFCs, HCFCs, and flammable solvents as a carrier solvent for lubricants and coatings. It is especially effective as a silicone solvent and as a swelling agent for silicone fabricated parts.