Lanthanum Fluoride

Lanthanum Fluoride

CAS #: 13709-38-1
Linear Formula: LaF3
EC No.: 237-252-8

Product Details

Product Name

Lanthanum Fluoride

Product Description

Lanthanum Fluoride, is mainly applied in specialty glass, water treatment and catalyst, and also as the main raw materials for making Lanthanum Metal. Lanthanum Fluoride (LaF3) is an essential component of a heavy Fluoride glass named ZBLAN. This glass has superior transmittance in the infrared range and is therefore used for fiber-optical communication systems. Lanthanum Fluoride is used in phosphor lamp coatings. Mixed with Europium Fluoride, it is also applied in the crystal membrane of Fluoride ion-selective electrodes.

Lanthanum Fluoride is a chemical substance with a molecular formula of LaF3, a White Powder, that is insoluble in water and soluble in acid. It is usually prepared by reacting Lanthanum Carbonate and hydrofluoric acid to prepare a solution and then dehydrating at a high temperature. 

Product Application

As a raw material for Lanthanum metal , non-ferrous alloys and laser crystal materials, coating materials.

The preparation of modern medical image display technology and the requirements of the nuclear science scintillator

Rare earth crystal laser materials

Fluoride glass fiber optic and rare earth infrared glass. Used in the manufacture of arc light carbon electrode in the lighting source

The analysis of chemical used in the manufacture of fluorine ion selective electrode

The metallurgical industry used in the manufacture of special alloy and electrolytic producing lanthanum metal

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Safety Data

Technical Data

Lanthanum Fluoride 99.9%



Properties (Theoretical)

Compound FormulaF3La
Molecular Weight195.9
Melting Point1493 °C (2719 °F)
Boiling PointN/A
Density5.936 g/cm3
Exact Mass195.901563
Monoisotopic Mass195.901563

Health & Safety Information

Signal WordWarning
Hazard StatementsH315-H319-H335
Hazard CodesN/A
Precautionary StatementsP261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501
Flash PointNot applicable
Risk CodesN/A
Safety Statements22-24/25
Transport InformationNONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany3
GHS Pictograms
Exclamation Point - GHS07

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