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10998 Calcium fluoride, 99.95% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7789-75-5
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
10998-14 25g 63.90
10998-22 100g 166.00
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Calcium fluoride, 99.95% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00010907
EINECS
232-188-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
CaF2
Formula Weight
78.08
Form
-325 Mesh Powder
Melting point
1403°
Boiling Point
ca 2500°
Density
3.18
Refractive Index
1.434
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Slightly soluble in acid; insoluble in acetone.

Applications

Calcium fluoride is the commercially important source for fluoride compounds as well as hydrogen fluoride. It is transparent from ultraviolet to infrared region. It is used in spectroscopy, thermal imaging systems and excimer lasers; it is also used in the manufacturing of optical components including windows, prisms and lenses. In addition, it is also used in aluminum-metallurgy, brake lining manufacturing industries, and in tooth enamel.

Notes

Hygroscopic. On contact with strong acids, it produces hydrogen fluoride.

Literature References

Wasem, M.; Köser, J.; Hess, S.; Gnecco, E.; Ernst Meyer, E. Exploring the Retention Properties of CaF2 Nanoparticles as Possible Additives for Dental Care Application with Tapping-mode Atomic Force Microscope in Liquid. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 36-43.

Mundupuzhakal, J. K.; Biswas, R. H.; Chauhan, S.; Varma, V.; Acharya, Y. B.; Chakrabarty, B. S. Effect Of Thermal Annealing on the Thermoluminescent Properties of Nano-Calcium Fluoride and Its Dose-Response Characteristics. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 2014, ncu333.

Hazard Statements:

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements:

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,1667
Harmonized Tariff Code
2826.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
EW1760000

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