Cadmium Fluoride



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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-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


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

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

Utilization of reduced graphene oxide/cadmium sulfide-modified carbon cloth for visible-light-prompt photoelectrochemical sensor for copper (II) ions., Foo, C Y., Lim H N., Pandikumar A, Huang N M., and Ng Y H. , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Mar 5, Volume 304, p.400-8, (2016)

Risks and benefits of compost-like materials prepared by the thermal treatment of raw scallop hepatopancreas for supplying cadmium and the growth of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)., Ushijima, Kensuke, Fukushima Masami, Kanno Shinya, Kanno Itoko, and Ohnishi Mitsuhiro , J Environ Sci Health B, 2016 Mar 3, Volume 51, Issue 3, p.170-5, (2016)

A simple and sensitive fluorimetric aptasensor for the ultrasensitive detection of arsenic(III) based on cysteamine stabilized CdTe/ZnS quantum dots aggregation., Ensafi, Ali A., Kazemifard N, and Rezaei B , Biosens Bioelectron, 2016 Mar 15, Volume 77, p.499-504, (2016)

Effects of cadmium on uptake and translocation of nutrient elements in different welsh onion (Allium fistulosum L.) cultivars., Li, Xuhui, Zhou Qixing, Sun Xiaoyin, and Ren Wenjie , Food Chem, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 194, p.101-10, (2016)

Maternal risk factors associated with lead, mercury and cadmium levels in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and newborn hair., Dursun, Arzu, Yurdakok Kadriye, Yalcin Songul S., Tekinalp Gulsevin, Aykut Osman, Orhan Gunnur, and Morgil Goksel Koc , J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 2016 Mar, Volume 29, Issue 6, p.954-61, (2016)

A rapid and sensitive assay for determination of doxycycline using thioglycolic acid-capped cadmium telluride quantum dots., Tashkhourian, Javad, Absalan Ghodratollah, Jafari Marzieh, and Zare Saber , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Jan 5, Volume 152, p.119-25, (2016)

Regulatory role of miR-125a/b in the suppression by selenium of cadmium-induced apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway in LLC-PK1 cells., Chen, Zhimin, Gu Dawei, Zhou Ming, Shi Hui, Yan Shu, and Cai Yunqing , Chem Biol Interact, 2016 Jan 5, Volume 243, p.35-44, (2016)

Comparison of two methods for selegiline determination: A flow-injection chemiluminescence method using cadmium sulfide quantum dots and corona discharge ion mobility spectrometry., Khataee, Alireza, Lotfi Roya, Hasanzadeh Aliyeh, Iranifam Mortaza, Zarei Mahmoud, and Joo Sang Woo , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Jan 15, Volume 153, p.273-80, (2016)

Investigation of factors affecting the synthesis of nano-cadmium sulfide by pulsed laser ablation in liquid environment., Darwish, Ayman M., Eisa Wael H., Shabaka Ali A., and Talaat Mohamed H. , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Jan 15, Volume 153, p.315-20, (2016)

Electron beam-induced formation of crystalline nanoparticle chains from amorphous cadmium hydroxide nanofibers., Stoychev, Georgi V., Okhrimenko Denis V., Appelhans Dietmar, and Voit Brigitte , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2016 Jan 1, Volume 461, p.122-7, (2016)