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Chemical Name:
HfO2;Hafnia;dioxohafniuM;Hafnia, felt;HAFNIUM OXIDE;HAFNIUM(+4)OXIDE;Hafnia bulk fiber;HAFNIUM(IV) OXIDE;hafniumoxide(hfo2);Hafnium oxide/ 99+%
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Melting point:
2810 °C
9.68 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
refractive index 
2.13 (1700 nm)
Specific Gravity
Water Solubility 
Insoluble in water.
CAS DataBase Reference
12055-23-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Safety Statements  22-24/25
WGK Germany  3
HS Code  28259085

HAFNIUM OXIDE price More Price(25)

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Sigma-Aldrich 202118 Hafnium(IV) oxide powder, 98% 12055-23-1 25g $72.6 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 202118 Hafnium(IV) oxide powder, 98% 12055-23-1 100g $219 2018-11-13 Buy
Alfa Aesar 011835 Hafnium(IV) oxide, 99% (metals basis excluding Zr), Zr <1.5% 12055-23-1 100g $235 2018-11-16 Buy
Alfa Aesar 011835 Hafnium(IV) oxide, 99% (metals basis excluding Zr), Zr <1.5% 12055-23-1 25g $77.1 2018-11-16 Buy
Strem Chemicals 72-5200 Hafnium(IV) oxide (99.995%-Hf, <0.15% Zr) PURATREM 12055-23-1 1g $111 2018-11-13 Buy

HAFNIUM OXIDE Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Physical Properties

White crystalline solid, when heated at 1,500°C, it transforms into a tetragonal modification with shrinkage; tetragonal form converts to a cubic polymorph with fluorite structure when heated at 2,700°C; density 9.68 g/cm3; melts at 2,774°C; insoluble in water; dissolves slowly in hydrofluoric acid at ordinary temperatures.


Hafnium dioxide is a high temperature refractory material. It is used for control rods in nuclear reactors. It has high stability and high thermal neutron absorption values. It also is used in special optical glasses and glazes.


Hafnium dioxide may be prepared by heating the metal with air or oxygen at elevated temperatures (above 400°C). Also, the oxide can be obtained by igniting hafnium salts, such as hydroxide, oxalate, sulfate, nitride, carbide, boride or tetrachloride in air. Hafnium carbide converts to dioxide when heated with oxygen at 500°C. The commercial products generally contain about 95-97% hafnium dioxide mixed with small amount of zirconium oxide. The compound can be prepared at 99.9% purity.


Hafnium dioxide reacts with chlorine in the presence of carbon at elevated temperatures to yield hafnium tetrachloride, HfCl4. When ammonium hydroxide solution is added to an acid solution of hafnium dioxide, the hydrous oxide, HfO2•xH2O precipitates.
When heated with concentrated sulfuric acid, the product is hafnium sulfate, Hf(SO4)2.
Reaction with carbon at 1,500°C produces hafnium carbide, HfC.
Reaction with sodium fluorosilicate, Na2SiF6 at elevated temperatures yields sodium fluorohafnate, Na2HfF6.


Hafnium is a shiny, silvery, ductile metal and resistant to corrosion. The physical properties of hafnium metal samples are markedly affected by zirconium impurities, especially the nuclear properties, as these two elements are among the most difficult to separate because of their chemical similarity. Hafnia is used in optical coatings and as a high-k dielectric in dynamic randomaccess memory (DRAM) capacitors. Hafnium (IV) oxide is a colourless, inert solid and has been reported as one of the most common and stable compounds of hafnium. It is an electrical insulator. Hafnium dioxide is an intermediate in some processes that give hafnium metal. It reacts with strong acids and strong bases. It dissolves slowly in hydrofluoric acid. At high temperatures, it reacts with chlorine in the presence of graphite or carbon tetrachloride and forms the hafnium tetrachloride. Hafnium-based oxides are currently important materials to replace silicon oxide as a gate insulator because of its high dielectric constant. Hafnium (Hf) is found in association with zirconium ores, production based on zircon (ZrSiO4) concentrates which contain 0.5%–2% hafnium. Hafnium has extensive applications in industries especially because of its resistance to corrosion. Different compounds of hafnium used in ceramics industry are hafnium boride, hafnium carbide, hafnium nitride, hafnium oxide, hafnium silicate, and hafnium titanate. Hafnium-based oxides are currently leading candidates to replace silicon oxide as a gate insulator in fieldeffect transistors. The compound appears to have been chosen by both IBM and Intel as a substrate for future integrated circuits, where it may help in the continuing effort

Chemical Properties

Hafnium is a refractory metal which occurs in nature in zirconium minerals.

Potential Exposure

Hafnium metal has been used as a control rod material in nuclear reactors. Thus, those engaged in fabrication and machining of such rods may be exposed.


UN1326 Hafnium powder, wetted with not <,25% water (a visible excess of water must be present) (1) mechanically produced, particle size<53 μm; (2) chemically produced, particle size<840 μm, Hazard Class: 4.1; Labels: 4.1-Flammable solid. UN2545 Hafnium pow der, dry, Hazard Class: 4.1; Labels: 4.1-Flammable solid. UN1346 Hafnium powder, wetted with not less than 25% water (a visible excess of water must be present) (1) mechanically produced, particle size less than 53 μm; (2) chemically produced, particle size less than 840 μm, Hazard Class: 4.1; Labels: 4.1-Flammable solid.


Fine powder or dust may form explosive mixture in air. The powder is highly flammable and a strong reducing agent. The powder or dust reacts with moisture forming flammable hydrogen gas; may spontaneously ignite on contact with moist air; and at higher temperatures, with nitrogen, phosphorous, oxygen, halogens, and sulfur; contact with hot nitric acid; heat, shock, friction, strong oxidizers; or ignition sources may cause explosions.

Waste Disposal

Recovery. Consider recycling, otherwise, this chemical must be disposed of in compliance with existing federal and local regulations.

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