Lutetium Fluoride Introduction
Lutetium Fluoride (LuF3) is one of the important lutetium compounds. Compounds of Lutetium always contain the element in the oxidation state +3. Aqueous solutions of most lutetium salts are colorless and form white crystalline solids upon drying, except the iodide. Lutetium salts, such as nitrate, sulfate, acetate, are water-soluble, while oxide, hydroxide, fluoride, carbonate, phosphate, and oxalate are insoluble in water. Lutetium is silvery-white and is the last element in the rare earth series. However, unlike most rare earth, Lutetium lacks a magnetic moment and is the least naturally abundant element of its series. The mineral monazite is the most common source of commercially produced Lutetium.
Lutetium Fluoride Specifications
Appearance: White crystalline aggregates
Molecular Formula: LuF3•xH2O
Molar Mass: 231.97g/mol
Applications of Lutetium Fluoride
1. In crystal form, used as an active laser medium.
2. Specialized use in ceramics, glass, phosphors, and lasers.
3. Catalysts in petroleum cracking in refineries.
4. Used in alkylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization applications.
5. Oxygen-sensitive applications, such as metal production.
Packaging of Lutetium Fluoride
Our Lutetium (III) Fluoride is carefully handled to avoid damage during storage and transportation and to preserve our product's quality in its original condition.