Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate

CrCl3• 6H2O
CAS 10060-12-5

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate CR-CL-02-6HYD Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate  CR-CL-03-6HYD Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate  CR-CL-04-6HYD Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate  CR-CL-05-6HYD Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
CrCl3• 6H2O 10060-12-5 24856418 104957 MFCD00149660 233-038-3 trichlorochromium; hexahydrate N/A O.O.O.O.O.O.Cl[Cr](Cl)Cl InChI=1S/3ClH.Cr.

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Cl3CrH12O6 266.45 dark green solid 83°C N/A 1.76 264.910454 264.910454 0 Safety Data Sheet

Chloride IonChromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate is an excellent water soluble crystalline Chromium source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chromium Chloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Chromium Chloride Solution. Additional technical, research and safety information is available.

Chromium (Cr) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolChromium (atomic symbol: Cr, atomic number: 24) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 51.9961. Chromium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Chromium's shells is 2, 8, 13, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d5 4s1. Chromium was first discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797. It was first isolated in 1798, also by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. The chromium atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 189 pm. In its elemental form, chromium has a lustrous steel-gray appearance. Elemental ChromiumChromium is the hardest metal element in the periodic table and the only element that exhibits antiferromagnetic ordering at room temperature, above which it tranforms into a paramagnetic solid. The most common source of chromium is chromite ore (FeCr2O4). Due to its various colorful compounds, Chromium was named after the Greek word 'chroma' meaning color. For more information on chromium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of chromium products, visit the Chromium Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 22
Safety Precautions N/A
RTECS Number GB5450000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 1
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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