SODIUM ALUMINUM FLUORIDE is non-combustible. Emits toxic fumes when heated to decomposition. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids. Decomposed by bases, which can generate soluble fluorides. Soluble in concentrated sulfuric acid.
KRYOCIDE®; CHIOLITE®; CRYOLITE 93®; ICE-SPAR®; ICETONE®; KOYOSIDE®; KRIOLIT®; PROKIL® Sodium aluminum fluoride; VILLIAUMITE®
An odorless white solid or powder. Mp: 1291°C. Density: 2.95 g cm-3. Dust irritates the eyes and skin; inhaled dust irriates the nose, mouth and lungs. Insoluble in water. Synthesized by fusion of sodium fluoride and aluminum fluoride as a electrolyte in the reduction of alumina to aluminum metal. Occurs in nature as the mineral cryolite. Aqueous suspensions of powdered sodium aluminum fluoride are used as insecticides.
Insecticide: Sodium aluminum fluoride is used as an insecticide on food crops and ornamentals, and also in aluminum refining and making ceramics, glass and polishes. Cryolite is used to control a variety of pests on cucurbits (melons, cantaloupe, water melon, pumpkins, all types of squash), fruiting vegetables (eggplant, pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, head and leaf lettuce, kohlrabi), kiwi (in California only), pears, radish, cranberry and peaches, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, tangelo, tangerines, tomatoes, apples, potatoes, beans and grapes. Also on ornamental plants, woody shrubs and vines. Not listed for use in EU countries. Registered for use in the U.S