Cadmium Fluoride

Title: Cadmium Fluoride
CAS Registry Number: 7790-79-6
Molecular Formula: CdF2
Molecular Weight: 150.41
Percent Composition: Cd 74.74%, F 25.26%
Literature References: Prepn from CdCl2 and NH4F: Kurtenacker et al., Z. Anorg. Chem. 211, 89 (1933); from CdCO3 and HF: Kwasnik in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 243.
Properties: Cubic crystals. mp 1049°; bp 1748°; d 6.33. Poisonous! Soly in water (25°) 4.3 g/100 ml. Sol in HF and other mineral acids; practically insol in alcohol and liquid ammonia.
Melting point: mp 1049°
Boiling point: bp 1748°
Density: d 6.33
Use: Manufacture of phosphors, glass; in nuclear reactor controls.
Cadmium Hydroxide Cadmium Iodide Cadmium Nitrate Cadmium Oxide Cadmium Potassium Cyanide