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Zirconium Fluoride

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(2N) 99% Zirconium Fluoride
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(3N) 99.9% Zirconium Fluoride
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(4N) 99.99% Zirconium Fluoride
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(5N) 99.999% Zirconium Fluoride
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White Crystalline Solid

Melting Point

910° C (1,670° F)

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4.43 g/cm3

Exact Mass

165.898 g/mo

Monoisotopic Mass

165.898315 Da

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H314
Hazard Codes C
Precautionary Statements P260-P280-P303 + P361 + P353-P304 + P340 + P310-P305 + P351 + P338
Risk Codes 34
Safety Statements 26-27-28-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number ZH7875000
Transport Information UN 3260 8 / PGII
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

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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

Adsorption of phosphate from aqueous solution using iron-zirconium modified activated carbon nanofiber: Performance and mechanism., Xiong, Weiping, Tong Jing, Yang Zhaohui, Zeng Guangming, Zhou Yaoyu, Wang Dongbo, Song Peipei, Xu Rui, Zhang Chen, and Cheng Min , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 May 01, Volume 493, p.17-23, (2017)

Temperature-dependent transport and hysteretic behaviors induced by interfacial states in MoS2 field-effect transistors with lead-zirconate-titanate ferroelectric gating., Sun, Yilin, Xie Dan, Zhang Xiaowen, Xu Jianlong, Li Xinming, Li Xian, Dai Ruixuan, Li Xiao, Li Peilian, Gao Xingsen, et al. , Nanotechnology, 2017 Jan 27, Volume 28, Issue 4, p.045204, (2017)

Zirconium Hydroxide-coated Nanofiber Mats for Nerve Gas Decontamination., Kim, Sohee, Bin Ying Wu, Jung Hyunsook, Ryu Sam Gon, Lee Bumjae, and Lee Kyung Jin , Chem Asian J, 2017 Jan 23, (2017)

Clinical Performance of Narrow-Diameter Titanium-Zirconium Implants: A Systematic Review., Badran, Zahi, Struillou Xavier, Strube Nicolas, Bourdin David, Dard Michel, Soueidan Assem, and Hoornaert Alain , Implant Dent, 2017 Jan 19, (2017)

An ultrastable zirconium-phosphonate framework as bifunctional catalyst for highly active CO2 chemical transformation., Gao, Chao-Ying, Ai Jing, Tian Hong-Rui, Wu Dai, and Sun Zhong-Ming , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 19, Volume 53, Issue 7, p.1293-1296, (2017)

Phase diagram and superconductivity of compressed zirconium hydrides., Li, Xiao-Feng, Hu Zi-Yu, and Huang Bing , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017 Jan 17, (2017)

Articulation of Native Cartilage Against Different Femoral Component Materials. Oxidized Zirconium Damages Cartilage Less Than Cobalt-Chrome., Vanlommel, Jan, De Corte Ronny, Luyckx Jean Philippe, Anderson Melissa, Labey Luc, and Bellemans Johan , J Arthroplasty, 2017 Jan, Volume 32, Issue 1, p.256-262, (2017)

Mechanistic Elucidation of Zirconium-Catalyzed Direct Amidation., Lundberg, Helena, Tinnis Fredrik, Zhang Jiji, Algarra Andrés G., Himo Fahmi, and Adolfsson Hans , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Feb 07, (2017)

Flexible Zirconium MOF as the Crystalline Sponge for Coordinative Alignment of Dicarboxylates., Qin, Jun-Sheng, Yuan Shuai, Alsalme Ali, and Zhou Hong-Cai , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Feb 06, (2017)

Porous zirconium-furandicarboxylate microspheres for efficient redox conversion of biofuranics., Li, Hu, Liu Xiaofang, Yang Tingting, Zhao Wenfeng, Saravanamurugan Shunmugavel, and Yang Song , ChemSusChem, 2017 Feb 06, (2017)


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