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7789-75-5 - Calcium fluoride, 99.5% (metals basis) - 11055 - Alfa Aesar

11055 Calcium fluoride, 99.5% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7789-75-5
Synonyms

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250g 42.50
1kg 140.00
5kg 618.00
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Calcium fluoride, 99.5% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00010907
EINECS
232-188-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
CaF2
Formula Weight
78.08
Form
Powder
Melting point
1403°
Boiling Point
ca 2500°
Density
3.18
Refractive Index
1.434
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Slightly soluble in acid. Insoluble in acetone.

Applications

Calcium fluoride is the commercially important source of 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. In contact with strong acids, it produces hydrogen fluoride.

Literature References

Schneider, R.; Lüthi, S. R.; Albrecht, K.; Brülisauer, M.; Bernard, A.; Geiger, T. Transparent Silicone Calcium Fluoride Nanocomposite with Improved Thermal Conductivity. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2015, 300, 80-85.

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.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H303

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/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. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

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

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