Carbon Tetrafluoride

Last updated: April 9, 2019

What Does Carbon Tetrafluoride Mean?

Carbon tetrafluoride refers to a chemical compound with the molecular formula CF4. It is colorless in appearance and used as a refrigerant to cool a given metal's application environment to reduce corrosion rates.

Carbon tetrafluoride may also be known as tetrafluoromethane.


Corrosionpedia Explains Carbon Tetrafluoride

Carbon tetrafluoride has the following chemical and physical properties that can be harnessed to optimize a corrosion prevention campaign for metals in any application:

  • Does not dissolve in water
  • Melting point: -183.6°C (-298.5°F)
  • Boiling point: -128.1°C (-198.6°F)
  • Liquid density at -130°C (-202°F): 1.613g/cm3
  • Liquid refractive index at -173°C (-279°F): 1.515
  • Critical temperature: -45.67°C (-50.21°F)
  • High stability
  • Does not react with acid, alkali or oxidant



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