Cadmium Fluoride

CAS 7790-79-6
Linear Formula: CdF2
MDL Number: MFCD00010919
EC No.: 232-222-0

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


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
Monoisotopic Mass 151.9
Exact Mass 151.9

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

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


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

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

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 Products & Element Information

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

[OP.2A.01] URINE CADMIUM LEVELS AND ALBUMINURIA IN A GENERAL POPULATION FROM SPAIN: A GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION POPULATION-BASED STUDY., Pichler, G, Grau-Perez M, Martin-Escudero J, Galan-Chilet I, Dominguez-Lucas A, Chaves F, Redon J, and Tellez-Plaza M , J Hypertens, 2016 Sep, Volume 34 Suppl 2, p.e15, (2016)

Availability and toxicity of cadmium to forage grasses grown in contaminated soil., Silva, Enilson B., Fonseca Felipe G., Alleoni Luís R. F., Nascimento Sandra S., Grazziotti Paulo H., and Nardis Bárbara O. , Int J Phytoremediation, 2016 Sep, Volume 18, Issue 9, p.847-52, (2016)

Endogenous salicylic acid is required for promoting cadmium tolerance of Arabidopsis by modulating glutathione metabolisms., Guo, Bin, Liu Chen, Li Hua, Yi Keke, Ding Nengfei, Li Ningyu, Lin Yicheng, and Fu Qinglin , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Oct 5, Volume 316, p.77-86, (2016)

Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi affect cadmium uptake kinetics, subcellular distribution and chemical forms in rice?, Li, Hui, Luo Na, Zhang Li Jun, Zhao Hai Ming, Li Yan Wen, Cai Quan Ying, Wong Ming Hung, and Mo Ce Hui , Sci Total Environ, 2016 Nov 15, Volume 571, p.1183-90, (2016)

Cadmium accumulation and tolerance of Lagerstroemia indica and Lagerstroemia fauriei (Lythraceae) seedlings for phytoremediation applications., Wang, Yixiang, Gu Cuihua, Bai Shangbin, Sun Zhibin, Zhu Tingting, Zhu Xudan, Grit Dale H., and Tembrock Luke R. , Int J Phytoremediation, 2016 Nov, Volume 18, Issue 11, p.1104-12, (2016)

Maternal and fetal exposure to cadmium, lead, manganese and mercury: The MIREC study., Arbuckle, Tye E., Liang Chun Lei, Morisset Anne-Sophie, Fisher Mandy, Weiler Hope, Cirtiu Ciprian Mihai, Legrand Melissa, Davis Karelyn, Ettinger Adrienne S., and Fraser William D. , Chemosphere, 2016 Nov, Volume 163, p.270-82, (2016)

Enrofloxacin at environmentally relevant concentrations enhances uptake and toxicity of cadmium in the earthworm Eisenia fetida in farm soils., Li, Yinsheng, Tang Hao, Hu Yingxiu, Wang Xiuhong, Ai Xiaojie, Tang Li, Matthew Cory, Cavanagh Jo, and Qiu Jiangping , J Hazard Mater, 2016 May 5, Volume 308, p.312-20, (2016)

Development of a highly specific and sensitive cadmium and lead microbial biosensor using synthetic CadC-T7 genetic circuitry., Kim, Hyun Ju, Lim Ji Won, Jeong Haeyoung, Lee Sang-Jae, Lee Dong-Woo, Kim Taesung, and Lee Sang Jun , Biosens Bioelectron, 2016 May 15, Volume 79, p.701-8, (2016)

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