Hydrogen fluoride* (HF) is used in the chemical industry, the petrochemical industry and for nuclear technology. Hydrogen fluoride is used in the the following applications: Chemical industry: for manufacturing of organic and inorganic fluorine compounds Petrochemical industry: as catalyst for manufacturing of high octane gasoline (alkylation) Nuclear technology: for manufacturing and reprocessing of fuel elements *Goods labelled as “dual use” are subject to special controls and export restrictions in most countries. Before exporting such goods the exporter must apply for an appropriate export licence from the competent authority. For deliveries within the EU, for example, the seller must include an appropriate note in the commercial papers in accordance with article 22, paragraph 10, of the dual use regulation.


  • Global Business Unit
    Special Chem
  • Synonyms
    HF;Hydrogen Fluoride


Segments Applications
Chemical Industry Chemical Products & Intermediates
Segments Applications
Transport & Refining Refining

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Fluorine derivatives Fluorinated Chemicals Hydrofluoric Acid

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America

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