Rhenium powder

Rhenium hexafluoride

Substance identification

Chemical formula: ReF6

Other names: rhenium fluoride (VI)

CAS# 10049-17-9

PubChem ID: 66231

Purity: 99%

Physical properties and uses

Weight: 300.20 g/mol

Appearance: solid yellow crystals

Density: 3.50 g/cm3

Melting point: 18.5 °c

Boiling point: 33.7 °c

Applications: rhenium hexafluoride is used as a precursor for deposition of rhenium by chemical vapour phase. Rhenium is generally allied with tungsten to form an alloy with greater ductility, which improves the resistance of the coating to cracking.