Dear Zach and other F2 users,
Martin Miller just placed the possibility of the Fluorodec electrolytic
system on the list just a minute before I was going to do the same - so I
can skip this. I just want to add to his posting that the advantage of this
electrolytic method is that no purification of F2 gas is needed then any
more. If using bottle gas, there is a need to purify the F2 (even the high
purity stuff I understood) e.g. by use of 'Asprey' salt, which is probably
the best method. This Asprey salt is not quite a pleasant product to handle
and is extremely hygroscopic too.
So, I am pleased to hear the Fluorodec system indeed is working to
satisfaction, as we are informed by Martin Miller - thanks for telling us
NB - Some details of the Fluorodec system are included in my books -
including a picture on how it works, too; thanks to the postive attitude of
the producer of the system, my acknowledgments to Graham Hodgson (managing
director of Fluorgas Limited, the producer).
Graham can be reached directly by e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Yes I know - I have to hurry to publish the books as was asked from me
several times... I work on it as hard as I can; nobody wants to buy
'incomplete' books I suppose - again a message to those who did not yet sent
in their chapters as promised!!! - Please, let me, and those interested in
these books, have your valuable contributions.
>From: Zachary Sharp <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: fluorine
>Date: Thu, Nov 30, 2000, 7:01 pm
> Dear fluorine lovers,
> I am trying to purchase some F2 gas. I placed an order with a company for
> high-purity F2, and awaited with a childlike enthusiasm for my 'toy' to
> arrive. Unfortunately, I was told several weeks ago that they would no
> longer supply this product. I turned to my fall-back plan of buying 97%
> fluorine from Air Products, only to find out that they too would no longer
> supply F2 gas. I fear that F2 is no longer available in the U.S. Do any
> of you know of a supplier who is still willing to sell this 'benign' gas?
> Any leads would be greatly appreciated.