Cadmium tetrafluoroborate

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Cadmium tetrafluoroboate
CAS number 14486-19-2 YesY
PubChem 12886773
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Molecular formula Cd(BF4)2
Molar mass 286.020 g/mol
Appearance colorless liquid
very hygroscopic
Odor odorless
Density 1.60 g/cm3
Solubility in water very soluble
Solubility very soluble in alcohol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Cadmium tetrafluroborate is a chemical compound, with the formula Cd(BF4)2.[1]


Cadmium tetrafluoroborate is prepared from the reaction between an aqueous solution of fluoroboric acid and cadmium carbonate or cadmium oxide.


Its primary uses are to prepare electroplating baths for high strength steels where normal cyanide baths cause problems of hydrogen embrittlement.