Plutonium tetrafluoride

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Plutonium tetrafluoride[1]
Kristallstruktur Uran(IV)-fluorid.png
IUPAC name
Plutonium(IV) fluoride
Other names
Plutonium tetrafluoride
Molar mass 320 g/mol
Appearance reddish-brown monoclinic crystals
Density 7.1 g/cm3
Melting point 1,027 °C (1,881 °F; 1,300 K)
Monoclinic, mS60
C12/c1, No. 15
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Plutonium(IV) fluoride is a chemical compound with the formula (PuF4). Like all plutonium compounds, it is subject to control under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Metallic plutonium is produced by reacting plutonium tetrafluoride with barium, calcium, or lithium at 1200 °C:

PuF4 + 2 Ba → 2 BaF2 + Pu
PuF4 + 2 Ca → 2 CaF2 + Pu
PuF4 + 4 Li → 4 LiF + Pu


  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, pp. 4–76, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2