Compound: [PuF4]

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Plutonium tetrafluoride
Plutonium(IV) fluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
plutonium (Pu) F4Pu1 [PuF4] 0 319.994

Classification for Pu

This compound is regarded as an extended lattice so some entries in the next table are not computed.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
4 8 f4 diamagnetic f

Contributed properties

Geometry about Pu Point group Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
square antiprismatic (8) solid Brown 1037 °C


It is square antiprismatic at Pu with the UF4 structure. Pale brown (brown-pink) solid. The hydrate precipitates from aqueous solutions, which is a pink brown (yellow) solid. This compounds hydrate is also soluble in water.

Key references

  1. Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds ID: IC-018457

3D structure


The hydrate dehydrates to PuF4 in a stream of HF at 350 degrees.


Soluble in water. Above 400 degress it reacts with moist air to form PuO2. It is reduced by H2 at 225 degrees to PuF3.

Other calculated properties

Element percentages

    F     23.75%
   Pu     76.25%

Isotope pattern

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