Molecule of the Week

Calcium fluoride

August 11, 2008

Calcium fluoride (CaF2) is the primary source of fluorine worldwide. It occurs as the mineral fluorite or fluorspar. Unlike the other calcium halides, it is practically insoluble in water. Its industrial uses range from fluxes in the metallurgy industries (primarily steel) to window materials in ultraviolet and infrared devices.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service)