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(2N) 99% Carbon Tetrafluoride
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(3N) 99.9% Carbon Tetrafluoride
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(4N) 99.99% Carbon Tetrafluoride
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(5N) 99.999% Carbon Tetrafluoride
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Carbon Tetrafluoride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CF4
Molecular Weight 88
Appearance Colorless liquified gas
Melting Point -184 °C
Boiling Point -130 °C
Density 3.01 (vs. air)
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 87.993613
Monoisotopic Mass 87.993613

Carbon Tetrafluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H280
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P410 + P403
Flash Point Not applicable
RTECS Number FG4920000
Transport Information UN 1982 2.2
WGK Germany 2

About Carbon Tetrafluoride

Carbon Tetrafluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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. 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.

Carbon Tetrafluoride Synonyms

tetrafluoromethane; Perfluoromethane; Methane, tetrafluoro-; Tetrafluorocarbon; Carbon fluoride; Freon 14; Halon 14

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CF4
MDL Number MFCD00000371
EC No. 200-896-5
Pubchem CID 6393
IUPAC Name tetrafluoromethane
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CF4/c2-1(3,4)5

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 Carbon products. Carbon (atomic symbol: C, atomic number: 6) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 2 element. Carbon Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Carbon's shells is 2, 4 and its electron configuration is [He]2s2 2p2. In its elemental form, carbon can take various physical forms (known as allotropes) based on the type of bonds between carbon atoms; the most well known allotropes are diamond, graphite, amorphous carbon, glassy carbon, and nanostructured forms such as carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and nanofibers . Carbon is at the same time one of the softest (as graphite) and hardest (as diamond) materials found in nature. It is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and the fourth most abundant element (by mass) in the universe after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. Carbon was discovered by the Egyptians and Sumerians circa 3750 BC. It was first recognized as an element by Antoine Lavoisier in 1789.


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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