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Sodium Fluoride Powder

Sodium Fluoride Powder

Sodium Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11228
CAS No. 7681-49-4
Formula NaF
Molecular Weight  41.99 g/mol
APS <40 um (can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density 2.558 g/cm³
Color White
Melting Point 993 °C
Boiling Point 1,704 °C

Sodium Fluoride Powder

Sodium fluoride is an inorganic compound with the formula NaF. It is a colorless solid that is highly soluble in water. This compound has several applications across various industries and fields. Some of the common applications of sodium fluoride powder are:

Dental Products: Sodium fluoride is commonly used in toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental gels. It is added to these products to help prevent tooth decay and strengthen enamel.

Water Fluoridation: Sodium fluoride is often added to public water supplies to prevent tooth decay. This process, known as water fluoridation, helps to improve dental health in communities where the natural fluoride level in water is low.

Chemical Industry: Sodium fluoride is utilized in various chemical processes, including the manufacture of other fluoride chemicals, as a flux in metallurgy, and as a component of welding agents.

Pesticides: It is sometimes used as an insecticide and a rodenticide, although its use for these purposes has decreased due to concerns about its environmental impact.

Glass Etching: Sodium fluoride is employed as an etching agent in glass and glass products. It helps in the frosting or etching of glass surfaces.

Metallurgy: It is used as a component in the electrolyte for the production of elemental aluminum. Sodium fluoride helps to lower the melting point of the electrolyte and increase conductivity.

Chemical Analysis: In analytical chemistry, sodium fluoride can be used as a reagent for the determination of silicon. It can also be used in the analysis of minerals and ores.

Oil Refining: Sodium fluoride is used in the petroleum industry to remove certain impurities during the process of refining crude oil.

Pharmaceuticals: It can be used as an ingredient in certain pharmaceutical products, often to enhance the stability or other properties of the medication.