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Cadmium Fluoride

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(2N) 99% Cadmium Fluoride
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(3N) 99.9% Cadmium Fluoride
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(4N) 99.99% Cadmium Fluoride
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(5N) 99.999% Cadmium Fluoride
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Cadmium Fluoride Properties

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White Powder

Melting Point

1,110° C (2,030° F)

Boiling Point

1,748° C (3,178° F)


6.33 g/cm3

Solubility in H2O

4.35 g/100 mL

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Crystal Phase / Structure

Fluorite (cubic)

Cadmium Fluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H330-H340-H350-H360-H372-H400-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Precautionary Statements P260-P284-P201-P273-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
Risk Codes 45-46-60-61-25-26-48/23/25-50/53
Safety Statements 53-45-60-61
Transport Information UN 2570 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3

About Cadmium Fluoride

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 Fluoride Synonyms

Cadmium(II) Fluoride, Cadmium(2+) difluoride, Cadmium fluorure, Difluorocadmium

Cadmium Fluoride Chemical Identifiers

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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 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. Cadmium Bohr ModelThe 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. Elemental CadmiumNo 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

The effect of ingested cadmium on the calorific value and structural properties of hunting webs produced by Steatoda grossa (Theridiidae) spiders., Wilczek, Grażyna, Karcz Jagna, Putko Anna, Kędziorski Andrzej, Wilczek Piotr, Stalmach Monika, and Szulińska Elżbieta , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.1298-1307, (2017)

Removal of cadmium and lead ions from water by sulfonated magnetic nanoparticle adsorbents., Chen, Kai, He Junyong, Li Yulian, Cai Xingguo, Zhang Kaisheng, Liu Tao, Hu Yi, Lin Dongyue, Kong Lingtao, and Liu Jinhuai , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 May 15, Volume 494, p.307-316, (2017)

Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solution: A comparative study of raw attapulgite clay and a reusable waste-struvite/attapulgite obtained from nutrient-rich wastewater., Wang, Hao, Wang Xuejiang, Ma Jinxing, Xia Peng, and Zhao Jianfu , J Hazard Mater, 2017 May 05, Volume 329, p.66-76, (2017)

Thermal activation of serpentine for adsorption of cadmium., Cao, Chun-Yan, Liang Cheng-Hua, Yin Yan, and Du Li-Yu , J Hazard Mater, 2017 May 05, Volume 329, p.222-229, (2017)

Bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated water systems using intact and alkaline-treated alga (Hydrodictyon reticulatum) naturally grown in an ecosystem., Ammari, Tarek G., Al-Atiyat Marrwa, Abu-Nameh Eyad S., Ghrair Ayoup, san Jaradat Da', and Abu-Romman Saeid , Int J Phytoremediation, 2017 May 04, Volume 19, Issue 5, p.453-462, (2017)

Effects of biopellets composed of microalgae and fungi on cadmium present at environmentally relevant levels in water., Bodin, Hristina, Asp Håkan, and Hultberg Malin , Int J Phytoremediation, 2017 May 04, Volume 19, Issue 5, p.500-504, (2017)

Homogeneous and selective detection of cadmium ions by forming fluorescent cadmium-protein nanoclusters., Noh, Yuseon, Jo Eun-Jung, Mun Hyoyoung, Ahn Young-Deok, and Kim Min-Gon , Chemosphere, 2017 May, Volume 174, p.524-530, (2017)

Residual effects of monoammonium phosphate, gypsum and elemental sulfur on cadmium phytoavailability and translocation from soil to wheat in an effluent irrigated field., Qayyum, Muhammad Farooq, Rehman Muhammad Zia Ur, Ali Shafaqat, Rizwan Muhammad, Naeem Asif, Maqsood Muhammad Aamer, Khalid Hinnan, Rinklebe Jörg, and Ok Yong Sik , Chemosphere, 2017 May, Volume 174, p.515-523, (2017)

Biosorption behavior and proteomic analysis of Escherichia coli P4 under cadmium stress., Khan, Zaman, Rehman Abdul, Nisar Muhammad Atif, Zafar Saima, and Zerr Inga , Chemosphere, 2017 May, Volume 174, p.136-147, (2017)

Functional components of the bacterial CzcCBA efflux system reduce cadmium uptake and accumulation in transgenic tobacco plants., Nesler, Andrea, DalCorso Giovanni, Fasani Elisa, Manara Anna, Di Sansebastiano Gian Pietro, Argese Emanuele, and Furini Antonella , N Biotechnol, 2017 Mar 25, Volume 35, p.54-61, (2017)


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