Fluorine is an essential trace element for the organism; it is also the most reactive element on the periodic table. This characteristic makes fluorine unusable in its pure form, however its chemical compounds offer potential and a multitude of applications, both industrially and medically. Extensively used in its BaSO4 form, fluorine is a key element in the nuclear industry, it is mainly used in the production of uranium hexafluoride.
- Production of plastics
- Manufacture of drugs and dental hygiene products