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33297 Calcium fluoride, Reagent Grade, 97%

CAS Number
7789-75-5
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
33297-22 100g 20.50
33297-36 500g 56.80
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Calcium fluoride, Reagent Grade, 97%

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
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Insoluble in water. Soluble in ammonium salts. Soluble in conc. mineral acids with evolution of HF

Applications

Calcium fluoride is used to manufacture optical components such as windows and lenses, used in thermal imaging systems, spectroscopy, and excimer lasers, electronics, lasers, high-temperature dry-film lubricants, emery wheels, certain cements, phosphors, paint pigment, catalyst in wood preservatives, and optical equipment.

Notes

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Hygroscopic. Stable under recommended storage conditions. Incompatible to acids.

Literature References

MJ Weber.; RW Bierig. Paramagnetic resonance and relaxation of trivalent rare-earth ions in calcium fluoride. I. Resonance spectra and crystal fields. Physical Review.1964, 134, (A1492), 100-146.

HG McCann.The solubility of fluorapatite and its relationship to that of calcium fluoride. Archives of Oral Biology.1968, 13, (8), 987-1001.

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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