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Cerium(III) Chloride Heptahydrate Powder CeCl3 · 7(H2O), CAS 18618-55-8

Cerium(III) Chloride Heptahydrate Powder CeCl3 · 7(H2O), CAS 18618-55-8

Cerium(III) chloride heptahydrate (CeCl3 · 7(H2O)) is a white crystalline powder with the chemical formula CeCl3 · 7(H2O). It is a hydrated salt of cerium and chloride ions and is also known as cerous chloride heptahydrate.

Cerium(III) chloride heptahydrate is used as a raw material for the production of other cerium compounds and as a catalyst in organic synthesis reactions. It is also used in the preparation of various ceramic materials, as an electrolyte for fuel cells, and in the production of phosphors for lighting and display applications.

In addition to its industrial applications, cerium(III) chloride heptahydrate has some potential medical uses. It has been studied for its potential as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of liver cancer and has been shown to have anti-tumor activity in some preclinical studies.

Physical Properties

Compound Formula CeCl3
Molecular Weight 246.48
Appearance White powder
Melting Point 817° C (1,503° F)
Boiling Point 1,727° C (3,141° F)
Density 3.97 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 244.812
Monoisotopic Mass 244.812


MF CeCl3.xH2O
MW 246.48 (anhy)
Purity 99.999%/99.99%/99.9%/99% REO
CAS 19423-76-8
Synonyms Cerium Chloride/Chlorure De Cerium/Cloruro Del Cerio



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