Sodium fluoride (NaF) is a mineral that is widely used in modern industrial and manufacturing industries.
In appearance, sodium fluoride is a white or gray crystalline powder that is soluble in water.
The main properties of NaF: it is characterized by odorlessness, solubility in water (about 4.5%), remarkable antiseptic properties.
Synonyms and international names:
Fluosen, Coreberon, Sodium fluoride, Sodium fluoride, Sodium Fluoride
- Toothpastes. Sodium fluoride and the resulting fluorapatite are used to strengthen tooth enamel,
which itself contains fluorapatite. In addition to adding fluoride to toothpastes, drinking water is fluoridated.
Toothpaste often contains sodium fluoride, which is essential to prevent tooth decay.
- Sodium fluoride is used as a detergent.
- Used in synthesis and in metallurgy, is a reagent in the synthesis of freons.
- Used to preserve tissue samples in biochemistry and drug testing; fluorine ions stop glycolysis.
Sodium fluoride is often used in conjunction with syodoacetic acid, which inhibits the production of the enzyme aldolase.
- Used as a component of compositions for cleaning and aluminizing metals, fluxes for welding,
soldering and remelting metals, glasses, enamels, ceramics, refractories, as a component of acid-resistant cement,
heat-resistant lubricants, glass etching compositions, solid electrolytes, as a wood preservative, insecticide,
sorbent for absorption of UF6 from gas streams, a reagent for the production of fluorocarbons,
as a component of special grades of paper, as a fermentation inhibitor, a component of fire retardants and fire extinguishing agents.