Zirconium Fluoride

CAS 7783-64-4

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
ZrF4 7783-64-4 24858527 82216 MFCD00011307 232-018-1 Tetraluorozirconium N/A F[Zr](F)(F)F InChI=1S/4FH.Zr/h4*1H;/q;;;;+4/p-4 OMQSJNWFFJOIMO-UHFFFAOYSA-J

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
F4Zr 167.22 White Crystalline Solid 910° C
(1,670° F)
N/A 4.43 g/cm3 165.898 g/mo 165.898315 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

Fluoride IonZirconium Fluoride is a water insoluble Zirconium source for use in oxygen-sensitive applications, such as metal production. Fluoride compounds have diverse applications in current technologies and science, from oil refining and etching to synthetic organic chemistry and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Magnesium Fluoride, for example, was used by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in 2013 to create a novel mid-infrared optical frequency comb composed of crystalline microresonators, a development that may lead to future advances in molecular spectroscopy. Fluorides are also commonly used to alloy metals and for optical deposition. Zirconium Fluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale (See also Nanotechnology Information and Quantum Dots) elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Zirconium (Zr) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Zirconium (atomic symbol: Zr, atomic number: 40) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 91.224. Zirconium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Zirconium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 10, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d2 5s2. The zirconium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789 and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1824. Elemental ZirconiumIn its elemental form, zirconium has a silvery white appearance that is similar to titanium. Zirconium's principal mineral is zircon (zirconium silicate). Zirconium is commercially produced as a by-product of titanium and tin mining and has many applications as a opacifier and a refractory material. It is not found in nature as a free element. The name of zirconium comes from the mineral zircon, the most important source of zirconium, and from the Persian word 'zargun' meaning gold-like. For more information on zirconium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of zirconium products, visit the Zirconium Information Center.

UN 3260 8/PG 2
Corrosion-Corrosive to metals        

Zirconium(IV) fluoride, Zirconium(4+) tetrafluoride, Zirconium tetrafluoride, Tetraluorozirconium

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Recent Research & Development for Zirconium

  • Wanying Geng, Ge Zhu, Yurong Shi, Yuhua Wang, Luminescent characteristics of Dy3+ doped calcium zirconium phosphate CaZr4(PO4)6 (CZP) phosphor for warm-white LEDs, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 155, November 2014
  • I. Kratochvílová, R. Škoda, J. Škarohlíd, P. Ashcheulov, A. Jäger, J. Racek, A. Taylor, L. Shao, Nanosized polycrystalline diamond cladding for surface protection of zirconium nuclear fuel tubes, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 214, Issue 11, November 2014
  • Sangjoon Ahn, Sandeep Irukuvarghula, Sean M. McDeavitt, Thermophysical investigations of the uranium–zirconium alloy system, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 611, 25 October 2014
  • Yueming Ren, Pingxin Liu, Xiaoli Liu, Jing Feng, Zhuangjun Fan, Tianzhu Luan, Preparation of zirconium oxy ion-imprinted particle for the selective separation of trace zirconium ion from water, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 431, 1 October 2014
  • Tingshun Jiang, Jinlian Cheng, Wangping Liu, Lie Fu, Xuping Zhou, Qian Zhao, Hengbo Yin, Sulfuric acid functional zirconium (or aluminum) incorporated mesoporous MCM-48 solid acid catalysts for alkylation of phenol with tert-butyl alcohol, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 218, October 2014
  • Lucimara B. Panice, Elisangela A. de Oliveira, Ricardo A.D. Molin Filho, Daniela P. de Oliveira, Angélica M. Lazarin, Elza I.S. Andreotti, Rosana L. Sernaglia, Yoshitaka Gushikem, Electrochemical properties of the hexacyanoferrate(II)–ruthenium(III) complex immobilized on silica gel surface chemically modified with zirconium(IV) oxide, Materials Science and Engineering: B, Volume 188, October 2014
  • Z. Amghouz, C. Ancín-Azpilicueta, K.K. Burusco, J.R. García, S.A. Khainakov, A. Luquin, R. Nieto, J.J. Garrido, Biogenic amines in wine: Individual and competitive adsorption on a modified zirconium phosphate, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 197, October 2014
  • Mario Casciola, Paula Cojocaru, Anna Donnadio, Stefano Giancola, Luca Merlo, Yannig Nedellec, Monica Pica, Surya Subianto, Zirconium phosphate reinforced short side chain perflurosulfonic acid membranes for medium temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell application, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 262, 15 September 2014
  • Abubaker Abutartour, Yunjie Jia, Lotfia El Majdoub, Qinghong Xu, A new hierarchical porous zirconium phosphate membrane and its adsorption properties, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 196, 15 September 2014
  • Hasan Gocmez, Mustafa Tuncer, Yavuz Selim Yeniceri, Low temperature synthesis and pressureless sintering of nanocrystalline zirconium diboride powders, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part A, September 2014
  • W.J. Kelvin Chew, M. Amiriyan, A. Yaghoubi, S. Ramesh, J. Purbolaksono, R. Tolouei, W.D. Teng, D.K. Agrawal, Sintering properties and thermal depletion of boron in zirconia–zirconium diboride conductive ceramic, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part B, September 2014
  • Mohammed Ibrahim Jamesh, Guosong Wu, Ying Zhao, Weihong Jin, David R. McKenzie, Marcela M.M. Bilek, Paul K. Chu, Effects of zirconium and nitrogen plasma immersion ion implantation on the electrochemical corrosion behavior of Mg–Y–RE alloy in simulated body fluid and cell culture medium, Corrosion Science, Volume 86, September 2014
  • S. Mukherjee, S. Kaity, M.T. Saify, S.K. Jha, P.K. Pujari, Evidence of zirconium nano-agglomeration in as-cast dilute U–Zr alloys, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 452, Issues 1–3, September 2014
  • A. Rico, M.A. Martin-Rengel, J. Ruiz-Hervias, J. Rodriguez, F.J. Gomez-Sanchez, Nanoindentation measurements of the mechanical properties of zirconium matrix and hydrides in unirradiated pre-hydrided nuclear fuel cladding, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 452, Issues 1–3, September 2014
  • Adrien Couet, Arthur T. Motta, Benoit de Gabory, Zhonghou Cai, Microbeam X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy study of the oxidation of Fe and Nb in zirconium alloy oxide layers, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 452, Issues 1–3, September 2014
  • Haneul Yoo, Whangi Kim, Hyunchul Ju, A numerical comparison of hydrogen absorption behaviors of uranium and zirconium cobalt-based metal hydride beds, Solid State Ionics, Volume 262, 1 September 2014
  • Martynas Audronis, Allan Matthews, Kestutis Juškevicius, Ramutis Drazdys, Unlocking the potential of voltage control for high rate zirconium and hafnium oxide deposition by reactive magnetron sputtering, Vacuum, Volume 107, September 2014
  • G. Antou, M. Gendre, E. Laborde, A. Maître, G. Trolliard, High temperature compressive creep of spark plasma sintered zirconium (oxy-)carbide, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 612, 26 August 2014
  • Fei Li, Zhuang Kang, Xiao Huang, Guo-Jun Zhang, Fabrication of zirconium carbide nanofibers by electrospinning, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 7, Part A, August 2014
  • Cuiyan Li, Kezhi Li, Hejun Li, Yulei Zhang, Haibo Ouyang, Dongjia Yao, Lei Liu, Microstructure and ablation resistance of carbon/carbon composites with a zirconium carbide rich surface layer, Corrosion Science, Volume 85, August 2014

Recent Research & Development for Fluorides

  • Shanmugam Venkatesan, Nesia Obadja, Ting-Wei Chang, Li-Tung Chen, Yuh-Lang Lee, Performance improvement of gel- and solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells by utilization the blending effect of poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluropropylene) and poly (acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate) co-polymers, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Nageswaran Shubha, Raghavan Prasanth, Huey Hoon Hng, Madhavi Srinivasan, Study on effect of poly (ethylene oxide) addition and in-situ porosity generation on poly (vinylidene fluoride)-glass ceramic composite membranes for lithium polymer batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 267, 1 December 2014
  • Chao Lu, Hao Wu, Yun Zhang, Heng Liu, Baojun Chen, Naiteng Wu, Sen Wang, Cerium fluoride coated layered oxide Li1.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13O2 as cathode materials with improved electrochemical performance for lithium ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 267, 1 December 2014
  • Qiao Cheng, Zhenyu Cui, Jiangbo Li, Shuhao Qin, Feng Yan, Jianxin Li, Preparation and performance of polymer electrolyte based on poly(vinylidene fluoride)/polysulfone blend membrane via thermally induced phase separation process for lithium ion battery, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 266, 15 November 2014
  • L.I. Bryukvina, E.V. Pestryakov, A.V. Kirpichnikov, E.F. Martynovich, Formation of color centers and light scattering structures by femtosecond laser pulses in sodium fluoride, Optics Communications, Volume 330, 1 November 2014
  • Lu Yang, Jinhao Qiu, Hongli Ji, Kongjun Zhu, Jing Wang, Enhanced dielectric and ferroelectric properties induced by TiO2@MWCNTs nanoparticles in flexible poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Volume 65, October 2014
  • Hai-Peng Xu, Wan-Zhong Lang, Xi Yan, Xuan Zhang, Ya-Jun Guo, Preparation and characterizations of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/oxidized multi-wall carbon nanotube membranes with bi-continuous structure by thermally induced phase separation method, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 467, 1 October 2014
  • R.E. Sousa, J. Nunes-Pereira, C.M. Costa, M.M. Silva, S. Lanceros-Méndez, J. Hassoun, B. Scrosati, G.B. Appetecchi, Influence of the porosity degree of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) separators in the performance of Li-ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 263, 1 October 2014
  • Ling Zhou, Qi Cao, Bo Jing, Xianyou Wang, Xiaoli Tang, Na Wu, Study of a novel porous gel polymer electrolyte based on thermoplastic polyurethane/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) by electrospinning technique, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 263, 1 October 2014
  • Sami Saïdi, Mannai Aymen, Mouna Bouzitoun, Abdelatif Belhadj Mohamed, Effect of α- to β-transformation on the dc and ac conductivity mechanism in polyaniline: Polyvinylidene fluoride composites films, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 26, October 2014