CHEBI:30496 - sulfur hexafluoride

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ChEBI Name sulfur hexafluoride
ChEBI ID CHEBI:30496
Definition A sulfur coordination entity consisting of six fluorine atoms attached to a central sulfur atom. It is the most potent greenhouse gas currently known, with a global warming potential of 23,900 times that of CO2 over a 100 year period (SF6 has an estimated lifetime in the atmosphere of between 800 and 3,000 years).
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Formula F6S
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 146.050
Monoisotopic Mass 145.96249
InChI InChI=1S/F6S/c1-7(2,3,4,5)6
InChIKey SFZCNBIFKDRMGX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES FS(F)(F)(F)(F)F
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): greenhouse gas
A gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range, so contributing to the 'greenhouse effect'.
Application(s): ultrasound contrast agent

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Outgoing sulfur hexafluoride (CHEBI:30496) has role greenhouse gas (CHEBI:76413)
sulfur hexafluoride (CHEBI:30496) has role ultrasound contrast agent (CHEBI:37337)
sulfur hexafluoride (CHEBI:30496) is a sulfur coordination entity (CHEBI:50094)
IUPAC Names
hexafluoridosulfur
sulfur hexafluoride
sulfur(VI) fluoride
sulfur(6+) fluoride
Synonyms Sources
[SF6] MolBase
SF6 IUPAC
Brand Name Source
Sonovue KEGG DRUG
Manual Xrefs Databases
4039 DrugCentral
971 MolBase
D05962 KEGG DRUG
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
2551-62-4 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
2551-62-4 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
2752 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
7247840 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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Last Modified
16 September 2019