Aluminum Fluoride

(redirected from Aluminium fluoride)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

aluminum fluoride

[ə′lüm·ə·nəm ′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
AlF3·3½H2O A white, crystalline powder, insoluble in cold water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aluminum Fluoride


(A1F3), a salt; colorless crystals with a density of 3,100 kg/m3. It sublimates upon heating. It is only very slightly soluble in water (0.559 g in 100 g H20 at 25°C) and does not react with alkalies or acids (except boiling sulfuric acid). Aluminum fluoride forms numerous complex compounds—for example, Na3AlF6, so-called cryolite, which is widely used in the aluminum industry. Aluminum fluoride can be obtained by passing HF over Al or A1203 at red heat or by other methods. It is used as a component part of an electrolyte used for obtaining and purifying aluminum.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has secured a long term agreement with Italian flurochemical firm Fluorsid for the supply of smelter-grade aluminium fluoride.
(Alba), home-base of the Line 6 Expansion Project, is pleased to announce that it has secured a long-term agreement with Fluorsid S.p.A., a leading producer of fluorochemicals based in Italy, for the supply of smelter grade Aluminium Fluoride (ALF3).
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter, said it has secured a long-term agreement with Fluorsid, a leading producer of fluorochemicals based in Italy, for the supply of smelter grade Aluminium Fluoride (ALF3).
Hydro (NHYDY) and Rio Tinto (RIO) have signed an agreement to end the acquisition process for Rio Tinto's Icelandic aluminium plant ISAL, including its interests in Dutch anode facility Aluchemie and Swedish aluminium fluoride plant Alufluor.
British-Australian metals and mining company Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) has received a binding offer from Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro of USD 345m to acquire Rio Tinto's ISAL smelter in Iceland, its 53.3% share in the Aluchemie anode plant in the Netherlands and its 50% share in an Aluminium fluoride plant in Sweden, the company said.
Cooking in aluminium vessels using fluoridated water results in formation of aluminium fluoride complex that get absorbed rapidly from intestine resulting in fluoride toxicity.
88.543mg/g in slightly basic medium due to its large surface area and presence of high percentage of aluminium and magnesium that favors the formation of aluminium fluoride and magnesium fluoride.
The project includes copper smelter, sulphuric acid plant, copper refinery, continuous cast copper wire rod plant, precious metal recovery plant, phosphoric acid plant, aluminium fluoride plant among others, according to Experts Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).
A new aluminium fluoride plant in Abu Dhabi will meet demand from aluminium smelters in the UAE leaving a surplus for other applications and exports, it is learnt.
"The engineering study is almost complete," said Saeed Fadhal Al Mazrooei, chief executive officer of UAE Operations at Emirates Global Aluminium, or EGA, while speaking to reporters, on the sidelines of the inauguration of Gulf Fluor, a new plant which produces aluminium fluoride and hydrofluoric acid that are used in the making of aluminium.
Yang et al., "The comprehensive utilization of aluminium fluoride mother liquor," Inorganic Chemicals Industry, vol.