Holmium fluoride is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula HoF3.It can be obtained by the reaction of holmium oxide and ammonium fluoride, and then by the thermal decomposition of ammonium salt.It is a yellow powder insoluble in water.
Molecular Weight:221.93 g/mol
Melting Point:1143 °C (2089 °F)
Boiling Point:>2200 °C (>3992 °F)
Holmium(III) fluoride is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of glass, metal halide lamp and dopant to garnet laser. It is employed in metallurgy, chemical and physical vapor deposition and in some optical coatings.