Thursday, 5 April 2012

What Is Sodium Fluoride?

Dictionary Definitions

A colourless crystalline salt used in fluoridation of water, in treatment of tooth decay, and as an insecticide and a disinfectant. ~ MedicalDefinition

Poisonous crystalline salt NaF that is used in trace amounts in the fluoridation of drinking water and toothpastes, in metallurgy, as a flux, and as a pesticide. ~ MerriamWebster Definition

Chemical Formula: NaF
CAS Number: 7681-49-4
Molecular Weight: 41.99
Physical Appearance: Powder
Water solubility: 4 g/100 mL (25C)

Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.) from the company "Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc".
Located in California (America), Santa Cruz, 2145 Delaware Ave.
Telephone: 800 457 3801 or 831 457 3800

Toxic if swallowed.
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
Irritating to the eye’s and skin.

Animal experiments indicate that ingestion of less than 40 grams may be fatal or may produce serious damage to the health of the individual Fluoride causes severe loss of Calcium in the blood.

Swallowing: If conscious, induce vomiting with fingers down the back of the throat. 

Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc: World leader of the development of products for the biomedical research market. Over 20 years, the company has focused on the ongoing development of research antibodies, biochemicals, labware and more recently has expanded into animal Heathcare products. Sodium Fluoride can be bought at $47 per 125grams (Since: 14/5/2012).

Catalog: Sodium Fluoride (NaF-) is an inhibitor of serine/ threonine phosphatases. Induces endothelial cell dysfunction as indicated by increased albumin permebility and decreased widely suadies in bone and dental research.
Note: Aqueous Naf- solutions will etch glass containers.

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