Cobalt(II) Fluoride

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Fluoride IonCobalt(II) Fluoride (Cobalt Difluoride) is a water insoluble Cobalt(II) 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. Cobalt(II) Fluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area 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.


Cobaltous fluoride, cobalt difluoride, Cobalt(2+) difluoride, difluorocobalt

Chemical Identifiers

Formula CoF2
CAS 10026-17-2
Pubchem CID 24820
MDL MFCD00010941
EC No. 233-061-9
IUPAC Name difluorocobalt
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Co.2FH/h;2*1H/q+2;;/p-2


Compound Formula CoF2
Molecular Weight 96.93
Appearance Red crystalline solid
Melting Point 1217 °C, 1490 K, 2223 °F
Boiling Point 1400 °C, 1673 K, 2552 °F
Density 4.43 g/cm3
Exact Mass 96.93
Monoisotopic Mass 96.93

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H314
Hazard Codes T,C
Risk Codes 25-34
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number GG0770000
Transport Information UN 2923 8/PG 3
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

CoSee more Cobalt products. Cobalt (atomic symbol: Co, atomic number: 27) is a Block D, Group 9, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 58.933195. The number of electrons in each of cobalt's shells is 2, 8, 15, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d7 4s2The cobalt atom has a radius of 125 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Cobalt was first discovered by George Brandt in 1732. In its elemental form, cobalt has a lustrous gray appearance. Cobalt is found in cobaltite, erythrite, glaucodot and skutterudite ores. Cobalt produces brilliant blue pigments which have been used since ancient times to color paint and glass. Cobalt is a ferromagnetic metal and is used primarily in the production of magnetic and high-strength superalloys. Co-60, a commercially important radioisotope, is useful as a radioactive tracer and gamma ray source. The origin of the word Cobalt comes from the German word "Kobalt" or "Kobold," which translates as "goblin," "elf" or "evil spirit." For more information on cobalt, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of cobalt products, visit the Cobalt element page. .


Recent Research & Development for Cobalt

  • A Unified Protocol for Cobalt-catalyzed Oxidative Assembly of Two Aryl Metal Reagents Using Oxygen as an Oxidant. Liao LY, Liu KM, Duan XF. J Org Chem. 9/30/2015
  • Molecular Cobalt Clusters as Precursors of Distinct Active Species in Electrochemical, Photochemical, and Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation Reactions in Phosphate Electrolytes. Li X, Clatworthy EB, Masters AF, Maschmeyer T. Chemistry. 9/30/2015
  • Genotoxicity assessment of cobalt chloride in Eisenia hortensis earthworms coelomocytes by comet assay and micronucleus test. Ci?erci ?H, Ali MM, Kayg?s?z ?Y, Liman R. Chemosphere. 9/29/2015
  • Sea Buckthorn Leaf Extract Protects Jejunum and Bone Marrow of (60)Cobalt-Gamma-Irradiated Mice by Regulating Apoptosis and Tissue Regeneration. Bala M, Gupta M, Saini M, Abdin MZ, Prasad J. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 9/26/2015
  • Dual-Templated Cobalt Oxide for Photochemical Water Oxidation. Deng X, Bongard HJ, Chan CK, Tüysüz H. ChemSusChem. 9/25/2015
  • Nickel(II) and cobalt(II) complexes of lidocaine: Synthesis, structure and comparative in vitro evaluations of biological perspectives. Tabrizi L, McArdle P, Erxleben A, Chiniforoshan H. Eur J Med Chem. 9/21/2015
  • An Investigation into the Accuracy of Two Currently Available Dental Impression Materials in the Construction of Cobalt-Chromium Frameworks for Removable Partial Dentures. Dubal RK, Friel T, Taylor PD. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 9/3/2015
  • Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed C?H/N?O Functionalizations: Isohypsic Access to Isoquinolines. Wang H, Koeller J, Liu W, Ackermann L. Chemistry. 8/28/2015
  • Electron-Induced Chemistry of Cobalt Tricarbonyl Nitrosyl (Co(CO)3NO) in Liquid Helium Nanodroplets. Postler J, Renzler M, Kaiser A, Huber SE, Probst M, Scheier P, Ellis AM. J Phys Chem C Nanomater Interfaces. 8/25/2015
  • Differential aspects between cobalt-chromium everolimus drug-eluting stent and Absorb everolimus bioresorbable vascular scaffold: from bench to clinical use. Sotomi Y, Suwannasom P, Tenekecioglu E, Tateishi H, Abdelghani M, Serruys PW, Onuma Y. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 8/17/2015

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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