Cadmium Fluoride



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Fluoride IonCadmium Fluoride is a water insoluble Cadmium 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. Cadmium Fluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder 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.


Cadmium difluoride, Cadmium fluoridewhitepowder, Cadmium fluorure, Difluorocadmium

Chemical Identifiers

Formula CdF2
CAS 7790-79-6
Pubchem CID 24634
MDL MFCD00010919
EC No. 232-222-0
IUPAC Name difluorocadmium
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Cd.2FH/h;2*1H/q+2;;/p-2


Compound Formula CdF2
Molecular Weight 150.41
Appearance White Powder
Melting Point 1,110° C (2,030° F)
Boiling Point 1,748° C (3,178° F)
Density 6.33 g/cm3
Exact Mass 151.9
Monoisotopic Mass 151.9

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H330-H340-H350-H360FD-H372-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 45-46-60-61-25-26-48/23/25-50/53
Safety Statements 53-45-60-61
RTECS Number EV0700000
Transport Information UN 2570 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

CdSee more Cadmium products. Cadmium (atomic symbol: Cd, atomic number: 48) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 112.411. The number of electrons in each of Cadmium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2. The cadmium atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 230 pm.Cadmium was discovered and first isolated by Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817. In its elemental form, cadmium has a silvery bluish gray metallic appearance. Cadmium makes up about 0.1 ppm of the earth's crust. No significant deposits of cadmium containing ores are known, however, it is sometimes found in its metallic form. It is a common impurity in zinc ores and is isolated during the production of zinc. Cadmium is a key component in battery production and particular pigments and coatings due to its distinct yellow color. Cadmium oxide is used in phosphors for television picture tubes. The name Cadmium originates from the Latin word 'cadmia' and the Greek word 'kadmeia'.


Recent Research & Development for Cadmium

  • Enhancement of tolerance of Ganoderma lucidum to cadmium by nitric oxide. Guo S, Yao Y, Zuo L, Shi W, Gao N, Xu H. J Basic Microbiol. 10/1/2015
  • Long-distance transport of cadmium from roots to leaves of Solanum melongena. Qin Q, Li X, Zhuang J, Weng L, Liu W, Tai P. Ecotoxicology. 9/28/2015
  • Kinetics of zinc and cadmium exchanges between metallothionein and carbonic anhydrase. Pinter TB, Stillman MJ. Biochemistry. 9/21/2015
  • Reduction in cadmium-induced toxicity by c-Jun modulation in mouse embryo limb bud cells. Kapron CM, Cheng L. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 9/21/2015
  • Oxidative injury induced by cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in A549 cells and rat lungs. Wang J, Jiang C, Alattar M, Hu X, Ma D, Liu H, Meng C, Cao F, Li W, Li Q. Inhal Toxicol. 9/15/2015
  • Root morphological responses of five soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr] cultivars to cadmium stress at young seedlings. Wang P, Deng X, Huang Y, Fang X, Zhang J, Wan H, Yang C. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 9/15/2015
  • Cadmium (Cd) Localization in Tissues of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), and Its Phytoremediation Potential for Cd-Contaminated Soils. Chen Z, Zhao Y, Fan L, Xing L, Yang Y. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 9/14/2015
  • Correlation between urinary cadmium and thyroid hormones in outdoor workers exposed to urban stressors. Rosati MV, Montuori L, Caciari T, Sacco C, Marrocco M, Tomei G, Scala B, Sancini A, Anzelmo V, Bonomi S, Tomei F. Toxicol Ind Health. 9/8/2015
  • Liver Toxicity of Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots (CdTe QDs) Due to Oxidative Stress in Vitro and in Vivo. Zhang T, Hu Y, Tang M, Kong L, Ying J, Wu T, Xue Y, Pu Y. Int J Mol Sci. 8/6/2015
  • Electron beam-induced formation of crystalline nanoparticle chains from amorphous cadmium hydroxide nanofibers. Stoychev GV, Okhrimenko DV, Appelhans D, Voit B. J Colloid Interface Sci. 7/5/1982

Recent Research & Development for Fluorides

  • Catalase and sodium fluoride mediated rehabilitation of enamel bleached with 37% hydrogen peroxide. Thakur R, Shigli AL, Sharma D, Thakur G. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 9-62-2015
  • A cross-sectional study to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) of school going children aged 10-12 years in villages of Mysore district, India with different fluoride levels. Sebastian ST, Sunitha S. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 5-35-2015
  • Prevention in kindergartens with 500 ppm fluoride toothpaste-a randomized clinical trial. Pieper K, Winter J, Krutisch M, Völkner-Stetefeld P, Jablonski-Momeni A. Clin Oral Investig. 9/30/2015
  • Construction of a Job Exposure Matrix to Dust, Fluoride, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Norwegian Aluminum Industry using Prediction Models. Søyseth V, Henneberger P, Virji MA, Bakke B, Kongerud J. Ann Occup Hyg. 9/26/2015
  • Comparative evaluation of the remineralizing efficacy of calcium sodium phosphosilicate agent and fluoride based on quantitative and qualitative analysis. Mony S, Rao A, Shenoy R, Suprabha BS. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 9/16/2015
  • A novel phase of beryllium fluoride at high pressure. Rakitin MS, Oganov AR, Niu H, Esfahani MM, Zhou XF, Qian GR, Solozhenko VL. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/15/2015
  • Correction: Fluoride varnishes with calcium glycerophosphate: fluoride release and effect on in vitro enamel demineralization. Braz. oral res.. Braz Oral Res. 7/30/2015
  • Anharmonic Thermal Oscillations of the Electron Momentum Distribution in Lithium Fluoride. Erba A, Maul J, Itou M, Dovesi R, Sakurai Y. Phys Rev Lett. 6/15/2015
  • Significantly Enhanced Breakdown Strength and Energy Density in Sandwich-Structured Barium Titanate/Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites. Wang Y, Cui J, Yuan Q, Niu Y, Bai Y, Wang H. Adv Mater. 6/4/2015
  • The effectiveness of the biannual application of silver nitrate solution followed by sodium fluoride varnish in arresting early childhood caries in preschool children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Chu CH, Gao SS, Li SK, Wong MC, Lo EC. Trials. 4/25/2003

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