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Cadmium fluoride is used in phosphors, glass and nuclear reactor controls. It is also used in high-temperature lubricants and to start crystals for lasers. It is used in oxygen-sensitive applications such as the production of metallic alloys and it is also used in limited medical treatment protocols. In addition, it can be used in synthetic organic chemistry.
Paul F. Weller. Electrical and Optical Properties of Rare Earth Doped Cadmium Fluoride Single Crystals.Inorg. Chem.1965,4(11), 1545-1551.
Hazard Statements: H301-H330-H340-H350-H360FD-H372
Toxic if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer. May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P284-P301+P310-P304+P340-P308+P313-P310-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant