Aluminium fluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula AlF3. This colourless solid can be prepared synthetically but also occurs in nature. It is produced on a substantial scale for use in the production of aluminium.
Boron trifluoride is the chemical compound with the formula BF3. This pungent colourless toxic gas forms white fumes in moist air. It is a useful Lewis acid and a versatile building block for other boron compounds.
Chlorine trifluoride is the chemical compound with the formula clf3. This colourless, poisonous, corrosive and very reactive gas condenses to a pale-greenish yellow liquid, the form in which it is most often sold (pressurized at room temperature). The compound is primarily of interest as a component in rocket fuels, in industrial cleaning and etching operations in the semiconductor industry, in nuclear reactor fuel processing.
Cobalt(III) fluoride is the chemical compound with the formula CoF3. This highly reactive, hygroscopic brown solid is used to synthesize organofluorine compounds. CoF3 is a powerful fluorinating agent, the product being CoF2. It decomposes upon contact with water to give oxygen.
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Nitrogen trifluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula NF3. This nitrogen-fluorine compound is a colorless, toxic, odourless, nonflammable gas. It finds increasing use as an etchant in microelectronics.
Sulfur tetrafluoride is the chemical compound with the formula SF4. This species exists as a gas at standard conditions. It is a corrosive species that releases dangerous HF upon exposure to water or moisture. Despite these unwelcome characteristics, this compound is a useful reagent for the preparation of organofluorine compounds, some of which are important in the pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industries.