Indium(III) fluoride

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Indium(III) fluoride
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Identifiers
CAS number 7783-52-0 YesY
PubChem 82212
EC number 232-005-0
Properties
Molecular formula InF3
Molar mass 171.82 g/mol
Melting point 1172°C[1]
Structure
Crystal structure Rhombohedral, hR24
Space group R-3c, No. 167
Hazards
EU classification Irritant (Xi)
R-phrases R31, R36/37/38
S-phrases S26, S36[2]
Flash point non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions Indium(III) chloride
Indium(III) bromide
Indium(III) iodide
Other cations Aluminum fluoride
Gallium(III) fluoride
Thallium(I) fluoride
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Indium(III) fluoride or indium trifluoride is the chemical compound composed of indium and fluorine with the formula InF3. It has a rhombohedral crystal structure identical to that of rhodium(III) fluoride .[3] It is formed by the reaction of indium(III) oxide with hydrogen fluoride or hydrofluoric acid.

Indium(III) fluoride is used in the synthesis of non-oxide glasses. It is also used as a catalyst for the addition of trimethylsilyl cyanide (TMSCN) to aldehydes to form cyanohydrins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 112, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2, retrieved 2008-06-19 
  2. ^ a b "435848 Indium(III) fluoride 99.9+ % trace metals basis". Sigma-Aldrich. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ Fergusen, G.; Trotter, J. (1987), Structure Reports for 1984, Part A, Springer, p. 122, ISBN 90-277-2470-9, retrieved 2008-06-19