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Boron Trifluoride

BF3

MDL Number:

MFCD00011316

EC No.:

231-569-5

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(2N) 99% Boron Trifluoride
BO-F-02
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(3N) 99.9% Boron Trifluoride
BO-F-03
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(4N) 99.99% Boron Trifluoride
BO-F-04
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(5N) 99.999% Boron Trifluoride
BO-F-05
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Boron Trifluoride Properties

Compound Formula

BF3

Molecular Weight

67.81

Appearance

Colorless Gas

Melting Point

-126.8° C (-196.2° F)

Boiling Point

-100.3° C (-148.5° F)

Density

0.002772 g/cm3

Exact Mass

68.0045

Monoisotopic Mass

68.0045

Boron Trifluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H280-H314-H330-H335-H373
Hazard Codes T+,C
Precautionary Statements P260-P280-P303 + P361 + P353-P304 + P340 + P310-P305 + P351 + P338-P403 + P233
Risk Codes 14-26-35
Safety Statements 9-26-28-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number ED2275000
Transport Information UN1008 - class 2 - Boron trifluoride
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms
MSDS / SDS

About Boron Trifluoride

Fluoride IonBoron Trifluoride is a water insoluble Boron 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. Boron Trifluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale 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.

Boron Trifluoride Synonyms

Trifluoroborane, Trifluoroboron, boron fluoride, Borane, trifluoro-, Bortrifluorid

Boron Trifluoride Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

BF3

Pubchem CID

6356

MDL Number

MFCD00011316

EC No.

231-569-5

Beilstein Registry No.

N/A

IUPAC Name

trifluoroborane

SMILES

FB(F)F

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/BF3/c2-1(3)4

InchI Key

WTEOIRVLGSZEPR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Boron products. Boron Bohr ModelBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental BoronAlong with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds. Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax.

Fluorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p5. The fluorine atom has a covalent radius of 64 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 135 pm. In its elemental form, CAS 7782-41-4, fluorine gas has a pale yellow appearance. Fluorine was discovered by André-Marie Ampère in 1810. It was first isolated by Henri Moissan in 1886.

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