Zirconium Fluoride



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(2N) 99% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-02 Pricing
(3N) 99.9% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-03 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Zirconium Fluoride ZR-F-05 Pricing


Compound Formula F4Zr
Molecular Weight 167.22
Appearance White Crystalline Solid
Melting Point 910° C (1,670° F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 4.43 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 165.898315 Da
Exact Mass 165.898 g/mo

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H314
Hazard Codes C
Risk Codes 34
Safety Statements 26-27-28-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number ZH7875000
Transport Information UN 3260 8/PG 2
WGK Germany 3


Fluoride IonZirconium Fluoride is a water insoluble Zirconium 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. Zirconium 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.


Zirconium(IV) fluoride, Zirconium(4+) tetrafluoride, Zirconium tetrafluoride, Tetraluorozirconium

Chemical Identifiers

Formula ZrF4
CAS 7783-64-4
Pubchem CID 82216
MDL MFCD00011307
EC No. 232-018-1
IUPAC Name Tetraluorozirconium
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/4FH.Zr/h4*1H;/q;;;;+4/p-4

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 Products & Element Information

See more Zirconium products. Zirconium (atomic symbol: Zr, atomic number: 40) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 91.224. Zirconium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Zirconium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 10, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d2 5s2. The zirconium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789 and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1824. In its elemental form, zirconium has a silvery white appearance that is similar to titanium. Zirconium's principal mineral is zircon (zirconium silicate). Elemental ZirconiumZirconium is commercially produced as a byproduct of titanium and tin mining and has many applications as a opacifier and a refractory material. It is not found in nature as a free element. The name of zirconium comes from the mineral zircon, the most important source of zirconium, and from the Persian wordzargun, meaning gold-like.

Recent Research

Effect of anodization on the surface characteristics and electrochemical behaviour of zirconium in artificial saliva., Romonti, Daniela E., Sanchez Andrea V. Gomez, Milošev Ingrid, Demetrescu Ioana, and Ceré Silvia , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 May 1, Volume 62, p.458-66, (2016)

Histomorphometric and histologic evaluation of titanium-zirconium (aTiZr) implants with anodized surfaces., Sharma, Ajay, A McQuillan James, Shibata Yo, Sharma Lavanya A., Waddell John Neil, and Duncan Warwick John , J Mater Sci Mater Med, 2016 May, Volume 27, Issue 5, p.86, (2016)

Electrostatic Assembly Preparation of High Toughness Zirconium Diboride Based Ceramic Composites with Enhanced Thermal Shock Resistance Performance., Zhang, Baoxi, Zhang Xinghong, Hong Changqing, Qiu Yunfeng, Zhang Jia, Han Jiecai, and Hu PingAn , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Mar 31, (2016)

Isoreticular zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks: discovering mechanical trends and elastic anomalies controlling chemical structure stability., Ryder, Matthew R., Civalleri Bartolomeo, and Tan Jin-Chong , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2016 Mar 23, Volume 18, Issue 13, p.9079-87, (2016)

Scaling-down antibody radiolabeling reactions with zirconium-89., Knight, James C., Paisey Stephen J., Dabkowski Adam M., Marculescu Cristina, Williams Anwen S., Marshall Christopher, and Cornelissen Bart , Dalton Trans, 2016 Mar 17, (2016)

Sonochemically synthesized biocompatible zirconium phosphate nanoparticles for pH sensitive drug delivery application., Kalita, Himani, Kumar B N. Prashant, Konar Suraj, Tantubay Sangeeta, Mahto Madhusudan Kr, Mandal Mahitosh, and Pathak Amita , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 60, p.84-91, (2016)

Newly developed Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si-Fe biomedical beta titanium alloys with increased strength and enhanced biocompatibility., Kopova, Ivana, Stráský Josef, Harcuba Petr, Landa Michal, Janeček Miloš, and Bačákova Lucie , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 60, p.230-8, (2016)

Semi-automated production of (89)Zr-oxalate/(89)Zr-chloride and the potential of (89)Zr-chloride in radiopharmaceutical compounding., Lin, Mai, Mukhopadhyay Uday, Waligorski Gregory J., Balatoni Julius A., and González-Lepera Carlos , Appl Radiat Isot, 2016 Jan, Volume 107, p.317-22, (2016)

Immunosensor based on nanocomposite of nanostructured zirconium oxide and gelatin-A., Bagbi, Yana, Sharma Anshu, Bohidar H B., and Solanki Pratima R. , Int J Biol Macromol, 2016 Jan, Volume 82, p.480-7, (2016)

In Vivo Wear Performance of Cobalt-Chromium Versus Oxidized Zirconium Femoral Total Knee Replacements., Gascoyne, Trevor C., Teeter Matthew G., Guenther Leah E., Burnell Colin D., Bohm Eric R., and Naudie Douglas R. , J Arthroplasty, 2016 Jan, Volume 31, Issue 1, p.137-41, (2016)