SF6. It is a colourless, odourless, inert gas that is slightly
soluble in water and readily soluble in ethanol and bases.
It is used extensively in various electronic components and in the production
of magnesium and aluminium.
Source: GreenFacts, based on the GreenFacts Digest on Fluorides
SF6 is a powerful greenhouse gas with a high global warming
potential. It is among the six types of greenhouse gases to be curbed under the
There are no natural sources of sulfur hexafluoride; it originates entirely
from human activities. It has a very long atmospheric lifetime.
Climate change - Greenhouse gas