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Scandium Compounds & Catalysts

FL1076 Scandium Fluoride (ScF3) Powder

Scandium Fluoride, also known as Scandium Trifluoride, is a crystalline ionic compound. Scandium Trifluoride products provided by Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) can reach a purity of 99.999%. We also provide other Scandium products according to your requirements.

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Scandium Fluoride Description

Scandium Fluoride, also known as Scandium Trifluoride, is a crystalline ionic compound. It is slightly soluble in water.

Scandium Fluoride is widely used as a chemical reagent. Scandium Fluoride is applied in optical coating, catalysts, electronic ceramics, and laser industry, and is also the main material for making Scandium metal and alloys. The main application of Scandium by weight is in Scandium-Aluminium alloys for minor aerospace industry components. Some items of sports equipment, which rely on high-performance materials, have been made with Scandium-Aluminium alloys, including baseball bats, and bicycle frames and components. Lacrosse sticks are also made with Scandium.

Scandium Fluoride Specification

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Lot Size


Scandium Fluoride
TREO: > 81%


100 g
500 g
1,000 g


Scandium Fluoride
TREO: > 81%


5 kg
200 kg
100 kg


Scandium Fluoride
for vacuum deposition.

3-12mm or custom size

100 g
250 g
1 kg

Scandium Fluoride Application

Optical Coatings: Scandium fluoride is used as an optical coating material in the ultraviolet (UV) and deep UV spectral regions. It provides anti-reflective coatings on lenses and optical components, enhancing their performance in various optical systems, including cameras, microscopes, and telescopes.

Laser Crystals: Scandium fluoride can serve as a host crystal for laser gain media, especially in solid-state lasers operating in the UV and visible regions. It is doped with rare earth ions to produce laser emission, making it valuable in applications like materials processing and medical devices.

Ceramic Capacitors: Scandium fluoride is used as a dopant in ceramic capacitors to enhance their dielectric properties. This results in capacitors with improved capacitance, stability, and reduced losses, suitable for high-frequency applications in electronics.

Research and Development: Scandium fluoride is utilized in scientific research and development for its unique optical properties and its potential to enhance the performance of various optical and electronic devices.

Nuclear Reactors: Scandium fluoride has been studied for potential use as a neutron-absorbing material in nuclear reactors. It can help control the reactor’s neutron flux and improve safety.

Catalysis: In some research and industrial processes, scandium compounds, including scandium fluoride, are explored as catalysts in chemical reactions due to their unique electronic properties.

Spectroscopy: Scandium fluoride is used in spectroscopy as a component of optical windows and lenses for instruments that require transparency in the UV range. It allows for the analysis of materials and compounds with UV absorption or emission characteristics.

Materials Science: Scandium fluoride is studied for its potential use in the development of advanced materials with specific optical and electronic properties.

Rare Earth Extraction: Scandium fluoride can be used in the purification and extraction of rare earth elements, including scandium, from ores and industrial materials.

Fluoride Ion Sources: Scandium fluoride can serve as a source of fluoride ions in various chemical reactions and laboratory applications.

Scandium Fluoride Packaging

Our Scandium Fluoride products are tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.

Scandium Fluoride Safety Information

Pictograms: GHS06
Signal Word: Danger
Hazard Statements: H301 + H311 + H331
Precautionary Statements: P261 – P264 – P280 – P301 + P310 – P302 + P352 + P312 – P304 + P340 + P311
Hazard Classifications: Acute Tox. 3 Oral
Supplementary Hazards: EUH032
Storage Class Code: 6.1C – Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which cause chronic effects
Flash Point(F): Not applicable
Flash Point(C): Not applicable
Personal Protective Equipment: dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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Scandium Fluoride, ScF3

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