uranium tetrafluoride


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uranium tetrafluoride

[yə′rā·nē·əm ¦te·trə′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
UF4 Toxic, radioactive, corrosive green crystals; insoluble in water; melts at 1036°C; used in the manufacture of uranium metal. Also known as green salt.
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NIOSH noted that elemental fluorine is also used "in the conversion of uranium tetrafluoride to uranium hexafluoride, in the synthesis of organic and inorganic fluorine compounds and as an oxidizer in rocket fuel.