Sodium Fluoride

Other Trading Names:

  • NaF
  • Florocid
  • Fluorinse
  • Soluble fluoride
  • Natrii fluoridum
  • Sodium monofluoride
  • Toxofluor

CAS Number: 7681-49-4

HS Code:  28261920

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  • 25kg/bag
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Index name

Toothpaste grade

Crystalline

Powder

NaF

>98.5%

>98%

>98%

Water Insoluble

<0.1%

<0.5%

<0.5%

Sulfate (in SO4 dollars)

<0.2

<0.3

<0.3

Silica

<0.4%

<0.5%

<0.5%

Sodium carbonate

<0.1%

<0.2%

<0.2%

Acidity (in HP dollars)

<0.1%

<0.2%

<0.2%

Moisture

<0.2%

<0.5%

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Chemical Description

  • Sodium fluoride is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaF.
  • It appears as a colorless solid, often in the form of a white, crystalline powder.
  • Sodium fluoride is highly soluble in water, forming an aqueous solution with fluoride ions.
  • It has a molecular weight of 41.99 g/mol.
  • The melting point of sodium fluoride is 993°C, and it has a boiling point of 1,704°C.
  • This compound has a density of 2.558 g/cm³ at room temperature.
  • Sodium fluoride is typically produced by neutralizing hydrofluoric acid or hexafluorosilicic acid with sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate.
  • It can also be produced as a by-product in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers.
  • Sodium fluoride is widely used in dental care products, such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, due to its ability to prevent dental cavities.
  • It works by enhancing the remineralization of tooth enamel and inhibiting the activity of cariogenic bacteria.
  • Sodium fluoride is also used in various industrial applications, including as a flux in metallurgy, in the production of glass and ceramics, and in the manufacture of insecticides and wood preservatives.
  • In water treatment, sodium fluoride is added to municipal water supplies to maintain fluoride levels, helping to reduce the incidence of dental caries in the population.
  • It is also utilized in the formulation of certain medications, particularly for the treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Sodium fluoride has a toxicological profile that necessitates careful handling and usage.
  • Ingestion of excessive amounts can lead to acute fluoride poisoning, characterized by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
  • Chronic exposure to high levels of fluoride can cause skeletal fluorosis, a condition that affects bones and joints.
  • The safety of sodium fluoride in low concentrations, such as those found in drinking water and dental products, has been extensively studied and is generally considered safe.
  • Sodium fluoride reacts with acids to form hydrofluoric acid, a highly corrosive and dangerous substance.
  • It also reacts with strong bases to form sodium hydroxide and fluoride ions.
  • Sodium fluoride's chemical stability makes it useful in many processes, but its reactivity with certain substances requires appropriate safety measures.
  • It is often stored in polyethylene or other compatible containers to prevent any reactive incidents.
  • Sodium fluoride is regulated by various health and safety organizations to ensure it is used safely in consumer products and industrial applications.
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