Raman Spectroscopy on the KBF4–KF–KCl Molten Salt System

  • Xianwei HuEmail author
  • Bo Li
  • Jiangyu Yu
  • Zhongning Shi
  • Bingliang Gao
  • Zhaowen Wang
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


KBF4–KF–KCl is an important subsystem of KBF4–K2TiF6–KF–KCl molten salt system which is used as the electrolyte to electrodeposit TiB2. In the present study, Raman spectroscopy was used to study the ionic structure of the KBF4–KF–KCl system, in which the molar fraction of KBF4 was 0.3–0.9 and KF and KCl were added with the equimolar molar fraction. Two complexes, namely, BF63− and \( {\text{BF}}^{ - }_{{4}} \) were found in the melts. The addition of KCl to the KF–KBF4 system only had a dilution effect in the melts. Moreover, the addition of Cl caused a reduction in the relative concentration of F in the system so that the ion balance between BF63− and \( {\text{BF}}_{{4}}^{ - } \) moved in the direction of \( {\text{BF}}_{{4}}^{ - } \).


KBF4–KF–KCl system TiB2 Wettable cathode Raman spectroscopy B–F complex 



The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51474060), the National Key R & D Program of China (No. 2017 YFC0805100) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (No. N150204010 and N162502002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianwei Hu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bo Li
    • 1
  • Jiangyu Yu
    • 1
  • Zhongning Shi
    • 1
  • Bingliang Gao
    • 1
  • Zhaowen Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MetallurgyNortheastern UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China

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