Fluorides not tracked by TRI
While Hydrogen fluoride and the fluorinated ozone-depleting gases dominate the releases for fluoride reported by the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) there are many other fluorinated compounds that are not tracked. The release of these substances into the environment is through their manufacture, use and disposal. When fluoride-containing substances are disposed of in waste incinerators (medical, municipal, hazardous) or are burned in rural backyard burners, they generally release hydrogen fluoride. These releases pollute our bodies, air, water, soil, and wildlife.
Below are some, but not all, of the fluorides not tracked by TRI. The information for the following comes from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank.
(Aluminum Sodium Fluoride)
CAS No. 15096-52-3
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /fluorides and disodium oxide/.
Electrolyte in the reduction of alumina to aluminum; ceramics; insecticide; binder for abrasives; electric insulation; explosives & polishes.
Note from Fluoride Action Network:
It’s use as a pesticide is responsible for the overwhelming majority of fluoride in U.S. food.
Cerexagri, Inc; 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406, ((610) 491-2800.
Map by the U.S. Geological Society:
CAS No. 7681-49-4
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and disodium oxide/.
Uses: Fluoridation agent in drinking water; a flux in the manufacture of rimmed steel, aluminum, and magnesium; a fungicide; a glass frosting agent; a component of glues and adhesives; an agent in ore flotation; a stainless steel pickling agent; a toothpaste ingredient; a component of vitreous enamels; and a component of wood preservatives. In electroplating; in heat treating salt compositions; for dininfecting fermentation apparatus in breweries and distilleries; mfr coated paper; frosting glass; in dental lab; in removal of hydrogen fluoride from exhaust gases to reduce air pollution.
• KC Industries, 2420 Old Highway 60, Mulberry, FL 33860. Production site: Mulberry, FL 33860
• Mallinckrodt Baker Inc., 222 Red School Lane, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. • Ozark Fluorine Specialties Inc., 1830 Columbia Ave., Folcroft, PA 19032. Tulsa, OK 74107
• Solvay Fluorides LLC, 3333 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098. Production site: Alorton, IL 62205
1990: 10,000 – 500,000 pounds
1994: >500,000- 1million
CAS No. 7784-18-1
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits highly toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride.
Uses: In ceramics, as flux in metallurgy, in aluminum manufacture, as inhibitor of fermentation, as catalyst in organic reactions.
• Alcoa, Inc., 3000 Park Lane, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15275; Alcoa Industrial Chemicals; Production sites: Fort Meade, FL 33841; Point Comfort, TX 77978
• CERAC, Inc., P.O. Box 1178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178; Production site: Milwaukee, WI 53233
• ConocoPhillips, 600 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079; Production sites: Billings, MT 59101; Ponca City, OK 74600
• Ozark Fluorine Specialties, Inc., 1830 Columbia Ave., Folcroft, PA 19032-1905; Tulsa, OK 74107
1982: 3.82X10+7 g/TECHNICAL/
1975: 1.18X10+11 GRAMS
1972: 1.26X10+11 GRAMS
CAS No. 7783-47-3
|Toxic Combustion Products: When heated to decomp it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride/.
Uses: Dental caries prophylactic
• Elf Atochem North America, Inc, Specialties Chemical Divison; Hq, 2000 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222; Production site: Carollton, KY 41008
CAS No. 341-49-7
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride, nitrogen oxides and ammonia/.
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Uses: Manufacture of magnesium and magnesium alloys; in brightening of aluminum; for purifying and cleansing various parts of beer-dispensing apparatus, tubes, etc., sterilizing dairy and other food equipment; in glass and porcelain industries; as mordant for aluminum; as a “sour” in laundering cloth. In lab production of hydrogen fluoride. Oil well acidizing; industrial chemical cleaning; fungicides.
• Atotech USA Inc., 1750 Overview Dr., Rock Hill, SC 29730; Production site: Rock Hill, SC
• Ozark Fluorine Specialties, Inc., 1830 Columbia Ave., Folcroft, PA 19032-1905; Production site: Tulsa, OK
• Solvay Fluorides, Inc., 3333 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098; Production site: Alorton, IL
2000: >500 thousand-1 million pounds
1998: >10 thousand-500 thousand pounds
1990: >10 thousand-500 thousand pounds
1986: 10 thousand-500 thousand pounds
CAS No. 12125-01-8
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Uses: Etching and frosting glass, as antiseptic in brewing beer; preserving wood; in printing and dyeing textiles; as mothproofing agent. Ammonium fluoride is available principally as a laboratory reagent.
• Solvay Fluorides LLC, 3333 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098; Production site: Alorton, IL 62205
• Sigma Aldrich, 3050 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63103
National Production Volume:
• 10,615,389 lb/yr.
CAS No. 16871-71-9
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomp it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and zinc oxide/.
Uses: Chemical waterproofing specialties, glaze for glass & ceramics, mothproofing for textiles. Plaster additive. The active ingredient is no longer contained in any registered pesticide product…
• WR Grace & Co, Agricultural Chemicals Group, Baltimore, MD 21203 /Hexahydrate/
• Agrico Chemical Co, PO Box 67, Pierce (Polk County), FL 33867 /Hexahydrate/
• American Hoechst Corp, Chemicals and Plastics Div, Route 202-206 N, Somerville, NJ 08876 /Hexahydrate/
• AMERICAN FLUORIDE CORP, 17 HUNTINGTON PL, NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801
• Browning Chemical Corp, 707 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY 10604
• LIDOCHEM, INC, ABERDEEN INDUSTRIAL PARK, 105 CHURCH ST, ABERDEEN, NJ 07747
• Emerald City Chemical Inc, 1409 E Madison, Seattle, WA 98122
• Triple Crown America, Inc, PO Box 2226, 66 Watercrest Dr, Doylestown, PA 18901
• Gallard-Schlesinger Industries, Inc, 584 Mineola Ave, Carle Place, NY 11514,
• Phillip Brothers Chemicals, Inc, 1 Parker Plaza, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
• Orlex Chemicals Corp, 17-01 Nevins Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
CAS No. 10026-17-2
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /cobalt and hydrogen fluoride.
Uses: Catalyst for organic reactions. Medication. Amine complexes can be prepared from the hydrate. /Cobaltous fluoride hydrate/
• CERAC, Inc., PO Box 1178 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178; Production site: Milwaukee, WI 53233
CAS No. 7783-49-5
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomp it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride & zinc oxide/.
Uses: Termite repellent. For galvanizing steel and making ceramics. Fluorination of org cmpd; Mfr of phosphors for fluorescent electric lights; glazes & enamels for porcelain; preserving wood; in electroplating baths.
• Elf Atochem North America, 2000 Market St., 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74119
CAS No. 7783-56-4
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomp it emits very toxic fumes of /Hydrogen Fluoride / and Antimony.
Uses: To catalyze fluorinations by Hydrogen fluoride; manufacture of chlorofluorides; in dyeing, usually in form of double salts, eg, Antimony Sodium Fluoride, or Antimony Fluoride and Ammonium Sulfate double salt; manufacture of pottery & porcelains. In electroplating.
U.S. Manufacturers: Not available.
CAS No. 7783-60-0
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated it emits very toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and sulfur oxides/.
Uses: … can be used for the controlled introduction of fluorine into organic compounds. Fluorinating agent for making water and oil repellants and lubricity improvers. Used as a pesticide intermediate. … also quite useful for converting metal oxides into fluorides.
• Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, PO Box 538, Allentown, PA 18105
CAS No. 353-50-4
|Major source of exposure results from the thermal decomposition of fluorocarbon plastics such as polytetrafluoroethylene in air.
Uses: Chem int in org synth, eg, fluorinated alkyl isocyanates. Suggested for use as a military poison gas. Organic synthesis.
• PCR Inc, Hq: Airport Industrial Park, PO Box 1466, Gainesville, FL 32602; Production site: Gainesville, FL 32601
CAS No. 16919-19-0
|Occurs in Nature as mineral CRYPTOHALITE.
Uses: Wood preservative. In prophylactic dental preparation. Insecticide and miticide, repellent or feeding depressant for carpet beetles and clothes moths. /Laidlaw U-San-O Moth Proofing Spray/. Insecticide and miticide for fleas on dogs and cats, German cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, and drywood termites. /Superior Dri-Die/. In pesticides; in soldering flux; etching glass. Laundry sours, mothproofing, disinfectant in brewery industry, glass etching, light metal casting, electroplating.
• Elf Atochem North America, Inc., Hq, 2000 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222; Industrial Specialties Division; Production site: 5101 West 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74107.
1986: 160,000 lb
1984: 2.09X10+8 g
1973: 2.8X10+7 G
1972: 2.5X10+7 G
|Sodium Hydrogen Difluoride
CAS No. 1333-83-1
|Uses: Tin plate production, neutralizer in laundry rinsing operations; preservative for zoolocical & anatomical specimens; ethching glass; antiseptic. Leather bleach. Cleaner for stone & brick building faces.
• Essex Chem Corp, Essex Indust Ches, Inc, Subsid, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
• Chemtech Indust Inc, 1655 Des Peres Rd, St Louis, MO 63131
• Kali-Chemie AG, Kali-Chemie AG, 41 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
• American Fluoride Corp, 17 Huntington Pl, New Rochelle, NY 10801
• Brothers Chem Inc, Philipp Brothers Chem Inc, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
• American Hoescht Corp, Specialty Products Group, Indust Chem, Route 202-206 North, Somerville, NJ 08876
CAS No. 7783-41-7
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition, it emits highly toxic fumes of … /Hydrogen Fluoride /.
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health: 0.5 ppm
Uses: Oxidizer in rocket fuel systems.
• Pennwalt Corporation, Hq, Pennwalt Building, Three Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Division: Chemicals Group; Subsidiary:
• Ozark-Mahoning Company, 1870 S Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74119
CAS No. 7789-75-5
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride /.
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Uses: Calcium fluoride is used in the thermal plasma process for the purification of silicon; in the manufacture of fluoroaluminate glass; and fluorophosphate glasses; in the removal of lead in flotation waste; in the manufacture of clean steel without deoxidation with aluminum; in the electrochemical preparation of lanthanum; in the leaching process to treat domestic manganese-bearing silicate resources; as pigments for paper with titania; in ir-transmitting window material; in the formation of passivated layers on superconductor oxides; in the manufacture of electrically resistive pastes and electric resistors; in the refining of molten pig steel; in the recovery and purification of uranium; and as a solid lubricant for hot rolling. It is also used to strengthen cement and for microcrystalline fluoride fibers useful for making seals for liquid propellant engines.Main primary source of fluorine and its compd. In ferrous metallurgy it is used as a flux to incr fluidity of the slag. … Synthetic fluorspar is used in the optical industry (transmits UV rays), and pure calcium fluoride used as a catalyst in dehydration and dehydrogenations. Used to fluoridate drinking water. Agent for primary nonferrous metal mfr; chem int for hydrofluoric acid; ingredient in glass & fiberglass mfr; flux for basic oxygen furnace, electric furnace & hearth furnace steelmaking; flux in mfr of iron & steel castings. Single pure (99.93%) Crystals of calcium fluoride: in spectroscopy and electronics, lasers, high-temp dry-film lubricants. Used to help control friction characteristics in high speed or heavy-duty applications where high temperatures are generated.
• CERAC, Inc., PO Box 1178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178; Production site: Milwaukee, WI 53233
• Elf Atochem North America, Inc., 2000 Market Street, 21st floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222, Specialty Chemicals Division; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74107
• General Electric Co, Hq, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06431; Production site: Components/Quartz Marketing and Sales Operation, 21800 Tungsten Rd, Cleveland, OH 44117
• Johnson Matthey, Inc, 460 Swedeford Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, Alfa Aesar; Production site: Ward Hill, MA 01835-8099
• Osram Sylvania, Inc., Hawes St., Towanda, PA 18848; Production site: Towanda, PA 18848
Apparent consumption in the U.S.:
1987(643,659 tons); 1988(723,804 tons); 1989(693,121 tons); 1990(566,885 tons); 1991(365,831 tons); 1992 (480,376 tons)
1991(214,350 tons), 1992(267,328 tons), 1993(255,293 tons)
1990(63,500 tons), 1991(58,000 tons), 1992(51,000 tons)
CAS No. 7783-50-8
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /fluoride/.
Uses: As catalyst in organic reactions. Ceramics (porcelain, pottery). …Fluorinating agent, for pin-hole prevention in cast iron.
• Ozark Fluorine Specialties, Inc., 1830 Columbia Avenue, Folcroft, PA 19023-1905; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74107
|Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) CAS No. 2551-62-4
||Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits highly toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and sulfur oxides/.Sulfuryl and thionyl fluoride are the major decomposition products of sulfur hexafluoride.
Environment (2004 source): SF6 is a highly potent greenhouse gas. It is 23,900 times more effective at trapping infrared radiation than carbon monoxide and is stable in the atmosphere for some 3,200 years. Although the percentage of SF6 found in the atmosphere is relatively small, the rate of growth is alarming. Currently, there is no Federal legislation curtailing the use of SF6. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors and facilitates a program for a voluntary reduction of SF6 emissions within the electric power industry. This program provides a forum for EPA and the electric power industry to work together to reduce SF6 emissions to technically and economically feasible levels, thereby helping to reduce global climate change. Implied is that if voluntary programs are not successful, legislation may be required to restrict the use of SF6.
Uses: An inert gas used mainly as a test gas in respiratory physiology. Other uses include its injection in vitreoretinal surgery to restore the vitreous chamber and as a tracer in monitoring the dispersion and deposition of air pollutants.Sulfur hexafluoride gas is used as a tracer in atmospheric transport and dispersion studies. An apparatus has been devised to release the gas from a small single-engine aircraft. … Because of its inertness under normal conditions, SF6 has been used as a tracer for a variety of studies such as airflow patterns, underground pipe leak detection, and dispersion of air pollutants. In electrical circuit interrupters; in electronic ultra-high frequency piping. Dielectric (gaseous insulator for electrical equipment radar wave guides). Sulfur hexafluoride is used chiefly as an insulating medium for a wide range of high voltage electrical and electronic equipment.
• Airgas-Mid South Inc, 31 North Peoria Street, Tulsa, OK 74120; Production site: Wichita, KS 67214
• Air Products and Chemicals Inc, 7201 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18195; Industrial Gases Division; Specialty Gas Department, RD 2 PO Box 351, Tamaqua, PA 18252; Production site: Hometown, PA 18252
2002: 10 thousand – 500 thousand pounds
1986: 10 thousand – 500 thousand pounds
Report: See graphs of use by country; European Chemicals Bureau; IUCLID Dataset, Sulfur hexafluoride (CAS # 2551-62-4) p.15, provides a review of industry-supplied information on toxicity and use of this chemical in the European Union as of 2000.
|Boron Trifluoride Diethyl Etherate
CAS No. 109-63-7
|Toxic Combustion Products: On decomposition forms highly toxic fumes of fluorides.
Uses: Catalyst in acetylation, alkylation, polymerization, dehydration, and condensation reactions.
• Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals, 3050 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 534-4900; Production site: Plant location not specified
• BASF Corporation, Chemicals Div, 100 Cherry Hill Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054, (201) 263-3400
|Antimony Pentafluoride -CAS No. 7783-70-2
||Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomp it emits very toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride / and antimony.
Uses: Principal use is as a fluorinating agent. It readily replaces all chlorines with fluorine in organic compounds, and it fluorinates double bonds and aromatic rings. A good oxidizing and fluorinating agent.
• Allied Signal Inc, Hq, 101 Columbia Road, PO Box 1057, Morristown, NJ 07962; Engineered materials; Production site: Metropolis, IL 62960
• Elf Atrochem North America, Inc., Chemical Specialties Division, Hq. Three Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Manufacturing site: Tulsa, OK 74107
CAS No. 7783-81-5
|Uses: /Intermediate in the/ gaseous diffusion process for separating isotopes of uranium. /Intermediate in the manufacture of/ nuclear fuel
• Honeywell International, Inc.,101 Columbia Road, P.O. Box 4000, Morristown, NJ 07962-1057; Specialty Chemicals; Production site: Metropolis, IL 62960
CAS No. 13536-84-0
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition, UO2F2 emits toxic fluoride fume.
Uses: Intermediate in the conversion of UF6 to a uranium oxide or metal form and is a direct product of the reaction of UF6 with moisture in the air.
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health:10 mg/cu m; NIOSH considers uranium (soluble compounds, as U) to be a potential occupational carcinogen. /Uranium (soluble compounds, as U)/.
CAS No. 16893-85-9
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride/ and Na2O.
Uses: Fluoridation, laundry soaps, opalescent glass, vitreous enamel frits, metallurgy (aluminum and beryllium), insecticides and rodenticides, chemical intermediate, glue, leather and wood preservative, moth repellent, manufacture of pure silicon. Gelling agent in the Dunlop process (production of latex foam). Raw material for cryolite and for silicon tetrafluoride.
• Chemtech Products Inc., Hq, 1633 Des Peres Road, Suite 210, St. Louis, MO 63131; Fluoride Manufacturing Division; Production site: Alorton, IL 62205.
• IMC-Agrico Company, Hq, Old Highway, 37, P.O. Box 2000-1100, Mulberry, FL 33860; Production site: P.O. Box 71, Donaldsonville, LA 70346 (Faustina Works).
• Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Hq, 6177 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasnaton, CA 94566-7769; Production site: P.O. Box 646, Mulberry, FL 33860.
CAS No. 7783-61-1
|Hazardous Decomposition: WILL REACT WITH WATER OR STEAM TO PRODUCE TOXIC & CORROSIVE FUMES. /HYDROFLUORIC ACID/. DISASTER HAZARD: DANGEROUS; WHEN HEATED, IT EMITS HIGHLY CORROSIVE FUMES OF FLUORIDES/HYDROGEN FLUORIDE.
Uses: MANUFACTURE OF FLUOSILICIC ACID; TO SEAL WATER OUT OF OIL WELLS DURING DRILLINGS; INTERMEDIATE IN MANUFACTURE OF PURE SILICON. Has been used in the manufacture of silane and of photovoltaic or electronic silicon.
• Elf Atochem North America, Inc, Hq, Three Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Chemical Specialty Division; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74107, 5101 West 21st St.
• Solvay Specialty Chemicals Inc, Hq, 3333 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098; Solkatronic Chemicals, 30 Two Bridges Rd, Fairfield, NJ 07004; Production site: Morrisville, PA 19067
|Zirconium Potassium Fluoride
CAS No. 16923-95-8
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and potassium oxide/.
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health: 50 mg/cu m /Zirconium cmpd (as Zr)/
Uses: For manufacture of metallic zirconium. Grain refiner in magnesium and aluminum; welding fluxes; catalyst; optical glass. Surface treatments … used /in printing processes/ to protect the metal /of presensitized plates/ from reaction with the diazo resin include … potassium zirconium fluoride.
• Cabot Corp, Hq, 950 Winter St, PO Box 9073, Waltham, MA 02254-9073; Electronic Materials and Refractory Metals Division, 300 Holly Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512; Production site: County Line Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512.
CAS No. 7787-71-5
|Hazardous Decomposition: … If involved in a fire decomposes to produce hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen bromide.
Uses: Fluorinating agent; oxidizer in rocket propellant systems.Solvent for ionic reactions that need to be carried out under highly oxidizing conditions. As a strong fluorinating agent, it finds use in organic syntheses and in the formation of inorganic fluorides.
• Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18195, (610) 481-6799; Industrial Gases Division,; Specialty Gas Department, RD 2, PO Box 351, Tamaqua, PA 18252; Production site: Hometown, PA 18252
CAS No. 7789-23-3
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /potassium oxide and hydrogen fluoride/.
Uses: Unscheduled precursor to sarin. Since 1991, fluoridated salt has been on sale in household-size packages in Germany. Potassium or sodium fluoride is added to iodized salt until the fluoride concentration reaches 250 mg/kg. Used in preparing silver soldering fluxes. Used in etching glass, as a preservative, as an insecticide, and in organic synthesis. In organic synthesis as a catalyst for various reactions or to introduce fluorine into organic molecules. Used in preparing silver soldering fluxes. In organic synthesis as a catalyst for various reactions or to introduce fluorine into organic molecules. In France, potassium fluoride may be added to table salt to increase resistance to dental caries.
• Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc., 222 Red School Lane, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865; Production site: Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
• Solvay Fluorides, LLC, 3333 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098; Production site: Alorton, IL 62205
10,000 – 500,000 pounds for each of these years: 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002
CAS No. 10028-18-9
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of hydrogen fluoride. Toxic gases and vapors (such as nickel carbonyl) may be released in a fire.
Potential Occupational Carcinogen: NIOSH considers nickel metal and other compounds (as Ni) to be a potential occupational carcinogen.
Uses: In battery cathodes. Used in marking ink compositions for fluorescent lamps, as a catalyst in transhalogenation of fluoroolefins, in the manufacture of varistors, as a catalyst for hydrofluorination, in the synthesis of xenon hexafluoride, and in the preparation of high purity elemental fluorine for research and for chemical lasers.
• CERAC Inc., P.O. Box 1178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178, (414)289-9800; Production site: Milwaukee, WI 53233
• Elf Atochem North America Inc., 2000 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222, (215)419-7000; Production site: Tulsa, OK 74
CAS No. 7789-24-4
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of fluoride.
Uses: Large, pure crystals of lithium fluoride are employed in optical systems for ultraviolet, visible, or infrared light and in X-ray monochromators. Used in in brazing or soldering fluxes and in welding rod coatings. As flux for soldering and welding aluminum; in manufacture of vitreous enamels and glazes; prisms are used in infrared spectrophotometers. Heat exchange medium; synthetic crystals in infrared and ultraviolet instruments; rocket fuel component; radiation dosimetry; component of fuel for molten salt reactors; x-ray diffraction; welding and soldering flux; ceramics.
• Chemetall Foote Corp., 348 Holiday Inn Dr., Kings Mountain, NC 28086; Production site: Kings Mountain, NC 28086
• FMC Corp., 1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; Specialty Chemicals Group, FMC Lithium, P.O. Box 795, Bessemer City, NC 28016; Production site: Bessemer City, NC 28016
• IMC Phosphates Co., IMC-Agrico Phosphates, 100 South Saunders Rd, Suite 300, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2561, (847) 739-1200; Production sites: Faustina, LA 70346; Nichols, FL; South Pierce, FL; Uncle Sam, LA 70792
• PCS Phosphate Co, Inc, P.O. Box 3320, Northbrook, IL 60065, (847) 849-4200; Production sites: Aurora, NC 27806; Fort Meade, FL 33841-9799
CAS No. 16961-83-4
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of fluorides.
Uses: Agent in water fluoridation, in preliminary treatment of hides and skins, and to reduce reflectivity in glass surfaces; disinfectant for copper and brass vessels; impregnating ingredient to preserve wood and to harden masonary; chem intermediate for aluminum trifluoride, cryolite, and fluorsilicates; electroplating agent for chromium. Ceramics (to increase the hardness), disinfecting copper and brass vessels, hardening cement, wood perservative and impregnating compounds, electroplating, manufacture of aluminum fluroide, synthetic cryolite and hydrogen fluoride, sterilizing bottling and brewing equipment (1-2% solution).
• Cargill Fertilizer, 8813 Highway 41 S, Riverview, FL 33569; Production sites: Bartow, FL 33830; Riverview, FL 33569
• Royster-Clark, Inc., 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 800, Norfolk, VA 23510; Production sites: Americus, GA 31709; Chesapeake, VA 23320; Florence, AL 35630; Hartsville, SC 29550.
• Solvay Fluoride, Inc, 1630 De Peres Rd, Suite 305, St. Louis, MO 63131; Production site: Alorton, IL 62205
• US Agri-Chemicals Corp, 3225 State Road 630 West, Fort Meade, FL 33841-9799, (863) 285-8121; Production site: Fort Meade, FL 33841-9799
CAS No. 75-38-7
|Hazardous Decomposition: The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen fluoride, fluorine and fluorides.
Uses: Manufacture of polymers and copolymers; chemical intermediate. Used for the mfg of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and for copolymerization with many fluorinated monomers. One commercially significant use is the mfg of high performance fluoroelastomers that include copolymers of 1,1-difluorothene with hexafluoropropylene (HFP) or chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) and terpolymers with HFP and tetrafluoroethylene.
• Dyneon, LLC, 6744 33rd Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128-3623; Production site: Decatur, Alabama 35601
• Solvay Solexis, Inc., 10 Leonard Lane, Thorofare, NJ 08086; Production site: Thorofare, NJ 08086
U.S. Production Volumes:
Each year from1986 to 2002: >10 million – 50 million
CAS No. 13537-32-1
|Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Uses: In metal cleaners; electrolytic or chemical polishing agents; formation of protective coatings for metal surfaces; catalyst. Its sodium salt, sodium monofluorophosphate, is the most widely used dentifrice additive for the reduction of tooth decay.
• Elf Atochem North America, Inc., Industrial Specialties Division, Hq, 2000 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Production site: Tulsa, OK 74107
Report: WHO; Diseases Caused by Phosphorus and Its Toxic Compounds; Early Detection of Occupational Diseases pg 53-62 (1986). Review of diseases and health related effects resulting from exposure to phosphorus or phosphorus cmpd.
CAS No. 144-49-0
|Hazardous Decompositon: When heated to decomposition, it emits highly toxic fumes of /hydrogen fluoride and sodium oxides/.
Uses: Former/ use in the production of the highly toxic rodenticide and general mammalian pest control agent sodium fluoroacetic acid
• Sigma-Aldrich, 3050 Spruce Street, St. Louise, MO 63103
CAS No. 7783-46-2
|Hazardous Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits very toxic fumes of /lead and hydrogen fluoride/.
Uses: Electronic and optical applications; starting materials for growing single crystal solid-state lasers; high-temperature dry film lubricants in the form of ceramic-bonded coatings. … Used in glass sealing disks for IR sensors; in wear resistant automotive shock absorbers; for the electroless deposition of lead; as a flux for brazing of aluminum and its alloys; in optical glass fibers for IR transmission; and in thin-film batteries. Has been used in low power fuses, as a catalyst for the manufacture of picoline, in glass coatings for infrared reflection, in low melting glasses, in phosphors for television tube screens, in activators for electroless plating of nickel on glass, in electroptical coatings in zinc oxide varistors.
• CERAC, Inc., P.O. Box 1178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178. Production site: Milwaukee, WI 53201-1178
• Johnson Matthey, Inc., Alfa Aesar, 460 Swedeford Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Production site: Ward Hill, MA 01835