Hydrofluoric acid burns: a review.

Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries (1995-11-01)
J J Kirkpatrick, D S Enion, D A Burd
ABSTRACT

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a highly dangerous substance with a wide range of industrial as well as domestic applications. It is unique in both the severity of the cutaneous burns it may produce, and its potential for systemic and occasionally lethal toxicity. The literature on the treatment of HF injuries is extensive, though occasionally confusing and often contradictory, with no coherent management policy emerging. In this paper we present a comprehensive account of the evolution of therapy, drawing on clinical reports and experimental studies.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Hydrofluoric acid, ACS reagent, 48%
Sigma-Aldrich
Hydrofluoric acid, 48 wt. % in H2O, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Hydrofluoric acid, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥48%
Sigma-Aldrich
Hydrofluoric acid, puriss. p.a., reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥40%