3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid

Part Number Novec 72DE
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-conductive
  • Low toxicity
  • Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
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Typical Properties
Attribute Name
Lubricant Deposition, Solvent Cleaning
Boiling Point (Celsius)
44 Degree Celsius
Boiling Point Range
0 °C - 50 °C
Cleaning Strength
Heavy Duty
Ceramics, Metals, Silicones, Solvent-resistant plastics
1.27 g/cm³
Dielectric Strength Range
20 - 35 kV
Fluorocarbon Solubility
Fluorochemical Lubricants And Dispersions
GWP (IPCC 2007)
42 (100 yr ITH)
GWP Range
Very Low
Hydrocarbon Solubility
Very High
Max Use Temp Range
<150 Degree C
National Stock Number
6850015342918, 6850015342925, 6850015342936
Net Weight (Imperial)
10 lb, 50 lb, 550 lb
Net Weight (Metric)
22.68 kg, 249.48 kg, 4.54 kg
Overall Height (Imperial)
13.5 in, 17 in, 34.7 in
Overall Height (Metric)
34.29 cm, 43.18 cm, 88.14 cm
Overall Length (Imperial)
11.44 in, 23.5 in, 9.56 in
Overall Length (Metric)
24.29 cm, 29.06 cm, 59.69 cm
Overall Width (Imperial)
11.44 in, 23.5 in, 9.56 in
Plastic Elastomer Compatibility
Requires Customer Testing
Product Series
Novec 72DE
Purity Grade
Replacement For
US Govt Contract Number
Volume (Imperial)
1 gal, 5 gal, 55 gal
Volume (Metric)
18.93 L, 208.2 L, 3.79 L
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-conductive
  • Low toxicity
  • Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
  • Zero ozone depletion potential
  • Low surface tension penetrates tight spaces for improved cleaning

3M™ Novec™ 72DE is intended for heavy duty cleaning and degreasing applications. The high solvency and low toxicity make it an ideal replacement for ozone-depleting compounds, chlorinated solvents, and n-propyl bromide in many applications.