Cadmium tetrafluoroborate

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Cadmium tetrafluoroboate
Identifiers
14486-19-2 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ECHA InfoCard 100.034.975
PubChem 12886773
Properties
Cd(BF4)2
Molar mass 286.020 g/mol
Appearance colorless solid crystals
very hygroscopic
Odor odorless
Density 1.60 g/cm3
very soluble
Solubility very soluble in alcohol
Hazards
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
PEL (Permissible)
[1910.1027] TWA 0.005 mg/m3 (as Cd)[1]
REL (Recommended)
Ca[1]
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)][1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Cadmium tetrafluroborate or cadmium(II) tetrafluroborate is a chemical compound, with the formula Cd(BF4)2.[2]

Preparation[edit]

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

Uses[edit]

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

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