Zirconium Fluoride



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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


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
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
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
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

ZrSee 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. The 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). Zirconium 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. For more information on zirconium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of zirconium products, visit the Zirconium element page.


Recent Research & Development for Zirconium

  • Small is Beautiful: The Unusual Transformation of Nanocrystalline Layered ?-Zirconium Phosphate into a New 3D Structure. Pica M, Vivani R, Donnadio A, Troni E, Fop S, Casciola M. Inorg Chem. 9/29/2015
  • Gas Barrier Hybrid Coatings by Assembling of Novel Poly Vinyl Alcohol and Reduced graphene Oxide Layers through Crosslinking with Zirconium Adducts. Yan N, Capezzuto F, Buonocore GG, Lavorgna M, Xia H, Ambrosio L. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/28/2015
  • CORR Insights®: Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Grübl AJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/28/2015
  • [Adsorption Characteristics of Nitrate and Phosphate from Aqueous Solution on Zirconium-Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Chloride Modified Activated Carbon]. Zheng WJ, Lin JW, Zhan YH, Wang H. Huan Jing Ke Xue. 9/28/2015
  • Effectivity of air-abrasive powder based on glycine and tricalcium phosphate in removal of initial biofilm on titanium and zirconium oxide surfaces in an ex vivo model. John G, Becker J, Schwarz F. Clin Oral Investig. 9/25/2015
  • Ultraporous, Water Stable, and Breathing Zirconium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks with ftw topology. Deria P, Gomez-Gualdron DA, Bury W, Schaef HT, Wang TC, Thallapally PK, Sarjeant AA, Snurr RQ, Hupp JT, Farha OK. J Am Chem Soc. 9/25/2015
  • Comment on "Zirconium-Carbon Hybrid Sorbent for Removal of Fluoride from Water: Oxalic Acid Mediated Zr(IV) Assembly and Adsorption Mechanism". Zhao Y. Environ Sci Technol. 9/21/2015
  • Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Karidakis GK, Karachalios T. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/15/2015
  • Effect of surface treatments on the bond strength between resin cement and differently sintered zirconium-oxide ceramics. Yenisey M, Dede DÖ, Rona N. J Prosthodont Res. 9/8/2015
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) treatment in patients with serum potassium >6.5 mEq/L. Rasmussen H. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 8/20/2015

Recent Research & Development for Fluorides

  • Catalase and sodium fluoride mediated rehabilitation of enamel bleached with 37% hydrogen peroxide. Thakur R, Shigli AL, Sharma D, Thakur G. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 9-62-2015
  • A cross-sectional study to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) of school going children aged 10-12 years in villages of Mysore district, India with different fluoride levels. Sebastian ST, Sunitha S. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 5-35-2015
  • Prevention in kindergartens with 500 ppm fluoride toothpaste-a randomized clinical trial. Pieper K, Winter J, Krutisch M, Völkner-Stetefeld P, Jablonski-Momeni A. Clin Oral Investig. 9/30/2015
  • Construction of a Job Exposure Matrix to Dust, Fluoride, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Norwegian Aluminum Industry using Prediction Models. Søyseth V, Henneberger P, Virji MA, Bakke B, Kongerud J. Ann Occup Hyg. 9/26/2015
  • Comparative evaluation of the remineralizing efficacy of calcium sodium phosphosilicate agent and fluoride based on quantitative and qualitative analysis. Mony S, Rao A, Shenoy R, Suprabha BS. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 9/16/2015
  • A novel phase of beryllium fluoride at high pressure. Rakitin MS, Oganov AR, Niu H, Esfahani MM, Zhou XF, Qian GR, Solozhenko VL. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/15/2015
  • Correction: Fluoride varnishes with calcium glycerophosphate: fluoride release and effect on in vitro enamel demineralization. Braz. oral res.. Braz Oral Res. 7/30/2015
  • Anharmonic Thermal Oscillations of the Electron Momentum Distribution in Lithium Fluoride. Erba A, Maul J, Itou M, Dovesi R, Sakurai Y. Phys Rev Lett. 6/15/2015
  • Significantly Enhanced Breakdown Strength and Energy Density in Sandwich-Structured Barium Titanate/Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites. Wang Y, Cui J, Yuan Q, Niu Y, Bai Y, Wang H. Adv Mater. 6/4/2015
  • The effectiveness of the biannual application of silver nitrate solution followed by sodium fluoride varnish in arresting early childhood caries in preschool children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Chu CH, Gao SS, Li SK, Wong MC, Lo EC. Trials. 4/25/2003

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