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Gallium Fluoride

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

GaF3

MDL Number:

MFCD00011021

EC No.:

232-004-5

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(2N) 99% Gallium Fluoride
GA-F-02
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(3N) 99.9% Gallium Fluoride
GA-F-03
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(4N) 99.99% Gallium Fluoride
GA-F-04
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(5N) 99.999% Gallium Fluoride
GA-F-05
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Gallium Fluoride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula F3Ga
Molecular Weight 126.72
Appearance Powder
Melting Point 800° C (1,472° F)
Boiling Point 1,000° C (1,832° F)
Density 4.47 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 125.921
Monoisotopic Mass 125.921

Gallium Fluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302 + H312 + H332
Hazard Codes Xn
Precautionary Statements P261-P280-P301 + P312 + P330
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 20/21/22
Safety Statements 36
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms
MSDS / SDS

About Gallium Fluoride

Gallium Fluoride is a water insoluble Gallium source for use in oxygen-sensitive applications, such as metal production. Hydrate or anhydrous forms may be purchased. 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. Gallium Fluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes in hydrated or anhydrous forms. 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.

Gallium Fluoride Synonyms

Gallium trifluoride, Gallium(III) fluoride, Gallium(3+) trifluoride, Gallium fluoride anhydrous

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula GaF3
MDL Number MFCD00011021
EC No. 232-004-5
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 82211
IUPAC Name trifluorogallane
SMILES F[Ga](F)F
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3FH.Ga/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3
InchI Key WXXZSFJVAMRMPV-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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 Gallium products. Gallium (atomic symbol: Ga, atomic number: 31) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 69.723.The number of electrons in each of Gallium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 3 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p1. The gallium atom has a radius of 122.1 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 187 pm. Gallium Bohr ModelGallium was predicted by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1871. It was first discovered and isolated by Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875. In its elemental form, gallium has a silvery appearance. Elemental GalliumGallium is one of three elements that occur naturally as a liquid at room temperature, the other two being mercury and cesium. Gallium does not exist as a free element in nature and is sourced commercially from bauxite and sphalerite. Currently, gallium is used in semiconductor devices for microelectronics and optics. The element name originates from the Latin word 'Gallia', the old name of France, and the word 'Gallus,' meaning rooster.

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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