Fluorine Perchlorate

Title: Fluorine Perchlorate
CAS Registry Number: 10049-03-3
Additional Names: Chlorine tetroxyfluoride
Molecular Formula: ClFO4
Molecular Weight: 118.45
Percent Composition: Cl 29.93%, F 16.04%, O 54.03%
Line Formula: FOClO3
Literature References: Prepd by passing fluorine over cold 72% aq perchloric acid in platinum apparatus: Rohrback, Cady, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 69, 677 (1947).
Properties: Colorless gas. Pungent, acrid odor. mp -167.3°. bp755 -15.9°. Explodes on the slightest provocation, i.e., on contact with rough surfaces, dust, grease, rubber, on melting, distilling, etc.
Melting point: mp -167.3°
Boiling point: bp755 -15.9°
CAUTION: Attacks lungs even in traces.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.
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