Agent Name

Magnesium fluoride

CAS Number

7783-40-6

Formula

F2-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Afluon; Irtran 1; Magnesium fluorure [French]; Sellaite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid with mild violet fluorescence; [Merck Index] White solid that fluoresces under electric light; [Hawley] Off-white odorless chunks; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramics, single crystal polarizing prisms, lenses, and windows; [Hawley] Used as a flux in metallurgy; Crystals are used in optical applications; Also used with graphite and fluorine to make ternary compounds with high electrical conductivity; [Ullmann]

Comments

A strong irritant; [Hawley] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

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