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Substance Name: Calcium fluoride
RN: 7789-75-5
UNII: O3B55K4YKI
InChIKey: WUKWITHWXAAZEY-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Note

  • Calcium fluoride. Occurring in nature as the mineral fluorite or fluorspar. It is the primary source of fluorine and its compounds. Pure calcium fluoride is used as a catalyst in dehydration and dehydrogenation and is used to fluoridate drinking water. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • Ca-F2

Molecular Weight

  • 78.074
 

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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Calcium fluoride

MeSH Heading

  • Calcium fluoride

Synonyms

  • Acid-spar
  • AI3-01166
  • Calcarea fluorica
  • Calcium difluoride
  • Calcium fluoratum
  • Calcium fluoride
  • Calcium fluoride (CaF2)
  • EC 232-188-7
  • EINECS 232-188-7
  • Fluorite
  • Fluorspar
  • Fluorure de calcium
  • HSDB 995
  • Irtran 3
  • Liparite
  • Met-spar
  • Natural fluorite
  • UNII-O3B55K4YKI

Systematic Names

  • Calcium fluoride
  • Calcium fluoride (CaF2)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 7789-75-5

FDA UNII

  • O3B55K4YKI

Other Registry Numbers

  • 1357089-75-8
  • 1414597-93-5
  • 29070-15-3

System Generated Number

  • 0007789755

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/Ca.2FH/h;2*1H/q+2;;/p-2

InChIKey

WUKWITHWXAAZEY-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Smiles

[Ca](F)F

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
guinea pig LDLo oral > 5gm/kg (5000mg/kg)   Merck Index. Vol. 11, Pg. 253, 1989.
mammal (species unspecified) LD intraperitoneal > 10gm/kg (10000mg/kg)   Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaya Ekologiya. Industrial Medicine and Ecology. Vol. (7), Pg. 32, 1994.
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 2638mg/kg (2638mg/kg)   Deutsche Zahnaerztliche Zeitschrift. Vol. 34, Pg. 484, 1979.
rat LD50 intraperitoneal > 1500mg/kg (1500mg/kg)   U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, University of Rochester, Research and Development Reports. Vol. UR-154, Pg. 1951,
rat LD50 oral 4250mg/kg (4250mg/kg) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION

BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)

BEHAVIORAL: ATAXIA
Vestnik Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk SSSR. Journal of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. Vol. (2), Pg. 28, 1977.