Ammonium fluoride is used for etching of glass, preservation of food, in printing textile, and as mothproofing agent. It is used in chemical analysis and in brewing. It is used in the synthesis of NaHoF4 and NaEuF4, which are important in solid state lasers as well as photoluminescence. The fluoride ion is used as a base and nucleophile in organic synthesis. Ammonium fluoride providee safe deprotection strategy for the tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBS) group during RNA synthesis.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H331
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280h-P301+P310a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF SWALLOWED: 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.