Yttrium Fluoride

Yttrium fluoride is white powder of cubic crystal system, which is rare earth metal fluoride and can process into film. It is insoluble in water and hard to dissolve in hydrochloric acid, nitric acid and sulfuric acid, but soluble in perchloric acid. Although shows hygroscopicity in air, it is relatively stable. It reacts with ammonium fluoride to form insoluble compound NH4F.YF3. Yttrium oxide or yttrium nitrate is the raw material.

Yttrium Fluoride

Purity: Y/RE 99.99% 4N

CAS No.:13709-49-4 EINECS No.:237-257-5 Molecular Formula:YF3 Molecular Weight:145.90
Density:4.01 Melting Point:1152℃ Boiling Point:2230℃ UN 3288


Yttrium trifluoride applies to make rare earth crystal laser material, up-conversion luminescent material, fluoride glass fibre optics and fluoride faraday rotator glass. In lighting source, YF3 applies to make carbon electrode of electric arc lighting. Yttrium(III) fluoride is raw material for yttrium metal by electrolytic process. YF3 is also an evaporation coating material, which can deposite film on glass, sapphire, Si(100) and Ge(111) substrate.