Thorium oxyfluoride
Names
Other names
thorium difluoride oxide, thorium fluoride oxide, thorium(IV) difluorideoxide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
EC Number
  • 237-045-2
  • InChI=1S/2FH.O.Th/h2*1H;;/q;;;+2/p-2
    Key: KXAYMKGDXBMOAK-UHFFFAOYSA-L
  • [Th](F)(F)=O
Properties
ThOF
2
Molar mass 286.034 g/mol
Appearance white powder
insoluble
Related compounds
Related compounds
Lanthanum oxyfluoride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Thorium oxyfluoride is an inorganic compound of thorium metal, fluorine, and oxygen with the chemical formula ThOF
2
.[1][2][3]

Synthesis

Physical properties

The compound forms white, insoluble amorphous powder.[6]

Uses

The compound is used as a protective coating on reflective surfaces.[7]

References

  1. ^ "THORIUM OXYFLUORIDE". Alfa Chemistry. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  2. ^ Yemel'Yanov, V. S.; Yevstyukhin, A. I. (22 October 2013). The Metallurgy of Nuclear Fuel: Properties and Principles of the Technology of Uranium, Thorium and Plutonium. Elsevier. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-4831-8602-3. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  3. ^ Perry, Dale L. (19 April 2016). Handbook of Inorganic Compounds. CRC Press. p. 427. ISBN 978-1-4398-1462-8. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  4. ^ Darnell, A. J. (1960). The Free Energy, Heat, and Entropy of Formation of Thorium Oxyfluoride. Atomics International. p. 1. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  5. ^ Zachariasen, W. H. (1947). Fluorides of Uranium and Thorium with Lanthanum Fluoride Type of Structure. Atomic Energy Commission. p. 1153. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  6. ^ Satya, Prakash (2013). Advanced Chemistry of Rare Elements. S. Chand Publishing. p. 436. ISBN 978-81-219-4254-6. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  7. ^ Lewis, Robert A. (1 April 2016). Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary. John Wiley & Sons. p. 1339. ISBN 978-1-119-26784-3. Retrieved 21 March 2023.