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Stock No. CAS MSDS Specification COA
NS6130-12-001149 18618-55-8 MSDS pdf Specification pdf COA pdf

Cerium Chloride Heptahydrate

(CeCl3•7(H2O), Purity: 99.9%, APS: 40-50µm)

Particles Size Analysis - CeCl3•7(H2O) Powder

Particles Size Analysis - CeCl3•7(H2O) Powder

Product Cerium Chloride Heptahydrate
Stock No NS6130-12-001149
CAS 18618-55-8 Confirm
Purity 99.9% Confirm
APS 80-100nm Confirm
Molecular Formula CeCl3•7(H2O) Confirm
Molecular Weight 372.58g/mol Confirm
Form Powder Confirm
Color White/Light Yellow Confirm
Specific Gravity 3.94g/cm³ Confirm
Softening Temperature 848°C Confirm
Solubility Soluble in Alcohol, Water
Quality Control Each lot of Cerium Chloride Heptahydrate was tested successfully.
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Typical Chemical Analysis

Assay 99.9%
Other Metal 1000 ppm

Expert Reviews

Dr. Bruce Perrault, Ph.D, (Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), USA)

Cerium chloride can be used as a starting point for the preparation of other cerium salts, such as the Lewis acid, cerium (III) trifluoromethanesulfonate, used for Friedel-Crafts acylations. It is also used itself as a Lewis acid, for example as a catalyst in Friedel-Crafts alkylation reactions. Luche reduction of alpha, beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds has become a popular method in organic synthesis, where CeCl3·7H2O is used in conjunction with sodium borohydride.

Dr. Myron Rubenstein, Ph.D, (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)

Cerium (III) chloride (CeCl3), also known as cerous chloride or cerium trichloride, is a compound of cerium and chlorine. It is a white hygroscopic solid; it rapidly absorbs water on exposure to moist air to form a hydrate, which appears to be of variable composition, though the heptahydrate CeCl3·7H2O is known. It is highly soluble in water, and (when anhydrous) it is soluble in ethanol and acetone.

Dr. Huojin Chan, (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China)

Cerium shows +4 and +3 oxidation state. Cerium (IV) compounds were extensively used as convenient and effective one-electron oxidants for a variety of transformations. However, the most stable oxidation state of cerium is +3 and cerium chloride heptahydrate (CeCl3.7H2O) is the most common source of Ce+3. CeCl3.7H2O is a commercially Lanthanide reagent which is water tolerant, easy to handle and inexpensive.

Dr. Ms. Yi Yen Shi, (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand)

Cerium (III) chloride has been used in organic synthesis. Due to this reason, the crucial oxophilic character of cerium (III) chloride is governing chemo-regio-, and stereoselectivity promoted transformations. Cerium chloride heptahydrate (CeCl3.7H2O) have received much attention due to its low toxicity energy saving, high purity delivering products, stability, green and efficient Lewis acid in modern organic synthesis.

Dr. Hans Roelofs Ph.D,  (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Cerium chloride heptahydrate is often used to prepare cerium oxide nanoparticles by various methods. In one such technique; it reacts with sodium-oleate to form a cerium-oleate complex which can be further decomposed in hydrocarbon solvents to prepare cerium oxide nanoparticles.

Cerium Chloride Heptahydrate

Cerium Chloride Heptahydrate

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