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Germanium(IV) Fluoride

GeF4

MDL Number:

MFCD00042536

EC No.:

232-011-3

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(2N) 99% Germanium(IV) Fluoride
GE4-F-02
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(3N) 99.9% Germanium(IV) Fluoride
GE4-F-03
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(4N) 99.99% Germanium(IV) Fluoride
GE4-F-04
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(5N) 99.999% Germanium(IV) Fluoride
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Germanium(IV) Fluoride Properties

Compound Formula

F4Ge

Molecular Weight

148.63

Appearance

Liquid

Melting Point

-36 °C

Boiling Point

N/A

Density

2.46 g/mL

Exact Mass

149.914791

Monoisotopic Mass

149.914791

Germanium(IV) Fluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H314
Hazard Codes C
Precautionary Statements P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
Risk Codes 34
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number NONH
Transport Information UN3304 - class 2
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms
MSDS / SDS

About Germanium(IV) Fluoride

Germanium(iv) Fluoride (Germanium Tetrafluoride) is a water insoluble Germanium 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. Germanium 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.

Germanium(IV) Fluoride Synonyms

Germanium fluoride, Germanium tetrafluoride, Germanium(4+) fluoride, Tetrafluorogermane, Tetrafluoridogermanium, Germane, tetrafluoro-

Germanium(IV) Fluoride Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

GeF4

Pubchem CID

82215

MDL Number

MFCD00042536

EC No.

232-011-3

Beilstein Registry No.

N/A

IUPAC Name

Tetrafluorogermane

SMILES

F[Ge](F)(F)F

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/F4Ge/c1-5(2,3)4

InchI Key

PPMWWXLUCOODDK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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 Germanium products. Germanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state. High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) MetalIt is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany," For more information on germanium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of germanium products, visit the Germanium element page.

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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