Ytterbium Fluoride Sputtering Target

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Ytterbium Fluoride Sputtering Target Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula F3Yb
Molecular Weight 230.04
Appearance White crystals
Melting Point 1,052° C (1,926° F)
Boiling Point 2,380° C (4,316° F)
Density 8.20 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 230.934 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 211.935706 Da

Ytterbium Fluoride Sputtering Target Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301 + H311 + H331
Hazard Codes T
Precautionary Statements P261-P280-P302 + P352 + P312-P304 + P340 + P312-P403 + P233
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 23/24/25-32
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number ZG2487500
Transport Information UN 3288 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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Date Accessed: 02/27/2020
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Ytterbium Fluoride Sputtering Target

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. YB-F-03ST , YB-F-04ST , YB-F-05ST , YB-F-02-ST

CAS #: 13760-80-0

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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• Hazard description: Xn Harmful
• Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
R 20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if
R 36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.


Chemical characterization:
Ytterbium fluoride (CAS# 13860-80-0), 100%
• Identification number(s):
• EINECS Number: 237-354-2


• If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Consult doctor if symptoms persist.
Seek immediate medical advice.
• In case of skin contact:
Instantly wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
Rub in Ca-gluconate solution or Ca-gluconate gel immediately.
• In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then
consult doctor.
• If swallowed:
Seek immediate medical advice.


• Suitable extinguishing agents
Use fire fighting measures that suit the environment.
• Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or flue gases:
Can be released in case of fire:
Hydrogen fluoride (HF)
• Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Wear full protective suit.


• Person-related safety precautions:
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
• Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
• Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
• Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for information on disposal.


• Handling
• Information for safe handling:
Keep containers tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
• Information about protection against explosions and fires:
The product is not flammable
• Storage
• Requirements to be met by storerooms and containers:
No special requirements.
• Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Do not store together with acids.
• Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.


• Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
• Components with critical values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Fluorides (as F) mg/m3
Austria TWA 2.5
Belgium TWA 2.5
Finland TWA 2.5
France TWA 2.5
Germany MAK 2.5
Hungary TWA 1; 2-STEL
Netherlands TWA 3.5
Norway TWA 0.6
Poland TWA 1; 3-STEL
Sweden NGV 2
Switzerland MAK-W 1.5
United Kingdom TWA 2.5
Russia TWA 2
Denmark TWA 2.5
• Additional information: No data
• Personal protective equipment
• General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures should be adhered to in handling the chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and food.
Instantly remove any soiled and impregnated garments.
Wash hands during breaks and at the end of the work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
• Breathing equipment: Use breathing protection with high concentrations.
• Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
• Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Face protection
• Body protection: Protective work clothing.


• General Information
• Form: Crystalline
• Colour: White
• Smell: Odorless
• Value/Range Unit Method
• • Melting point/Melting range: 1157 ° C
• Boiling point/Boiling range: 2200 ° C
• Sublimation temperature / start: No data available
• Flash point: N/A
• Ignition temperature: No data available
• Decomposition temperature: No data available
• Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive.
• Critical values for explosion:
• Lower: No data available
• Upper: No data available
• Steam pressure: No data available
• Density: at 20°C 8.168 g/cm3
• Solubility in / Miscibility with
• Water: Insoluble
Not miscible or difficult to mix


• Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.
• Materials to be avoided: Acids
• Dangerous reactions: No dangerous reactions known
• Dangerous products of decomposition: Hydrogen fluoride


• Acute toxicity:
• Primary irritant effect:
• on the skin: Irritant for skin and mucous membranes.
• on the eye: Irritant effect.
• Sensitization: No sensitizing effect known.
• Additional toxicological information:
Danger by skin resorption.
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.


• General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Water hazard class 1 (Self-assessment): slightly hazardous for water.
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities of it to reach groundwater, water bodies or sewage system.


• Product:
• Recommendation
Consult official regulations for proper disposal.
Hand over to disposers of hazardous waste.
Must be specially treated under adherence to official regulations.
• Uncleaned packagings:
• Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


• Land transport ADR/RID and GGVS/GGVE (cross-border/domestic)
• ADR/RID-GGVS/E Class: 6.1 (T5) Toxic substances.
• Kemler Number: 60
• UN-Number: 3288
• Packaging group: III
• Label 6.1
• Designation of goods: 3288 TOXIC SOLID, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
(ytterbium fluoride)
• Maritime transport IMDG/GGVSea:
• IMDG/GGVSea Class: 6.1
• UN Number: 3288
• Label 6.1
• Packaging group: III
• Correct technical name: TOXIC SOLID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (ytterbium fluoride)
• Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
• ICAO/IATA Class: 6.1
• UN/ID Number: 3288
• Label 6.1
• Packaging group: III
• Correct technical name: TOXIC SOLID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (ytterbium fluoride)


• Designation according to EC guidelines:
• Code letter and hazard designation of product: Xn Harmful
• Risk phrases:
20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
• Safety phrases:
9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
• National regulations
• Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
Employment restrictions concerning young persons must be observed.
• Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Self-assessment): slightly hazardous for water.


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About Ytterbium Fluoride Sputtering Target

Fluoride IonAmerican Elements specializes in producing high purity Ytterbium fluoride Sputtering Targets with the highest possible density High Purity (99.99%) Metallic Sputtering Targetand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) display and optical applications. Our standard Sputtering Targets for thin film are available monoblock or bonded with planar target dimensions and configurations up to 820 mm with hole drill locations and threading, beveling, grooves and backing designed to work with both older sputtering devices as well as the latest process equipment, such as large area coating for solar energy or fuel cells and flip-chip applications. We offer all shapes and configurations of targets compatible with all standard guns including circular, rectangular, annular, oval, "dog-bone," rotatable (rotary), multi-tiled and others in standard, custom, and research sized dimensions. All targets are analyzed using best demonstrated techniques including X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS), and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). "Sputtering" allows for thin film deposition of an ultra high purity sputtering metallic or oxide material onto another solid substrate by the controlled removal and conversion of the target material into a directed gaseous/plasma phase through ionic bombardment. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes. We also produce Ytterbium Fluoride as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula YbF3
MDL Number MFCD00049615
EC No. 237-354-2
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 83711
IUPAC Name Trifluoroytterbium
SMILES [Yb+2].[F-].[F-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2FH.Yb/h2*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.

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