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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.
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: H303-H315-H319-H335
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.