Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate


CrCl3• 6H2O

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CR-CL-02-6HYD (2N) 99% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate Request
CR-CL-03-6HYD (3N) 99.9% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate Request
CR-CL-04-6HYD (4N) 99.99% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate Request
CR-CL-05-6HYD (5N) 99.999% Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate Request


Compound Formula Cl3CrH12O6
Molecular Weight 266.45
Appearance dark green solid
Melting Point 83°C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.76
Exact Mass 264.910454
Monoisotopic Mass 264.910454

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 22
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number GB5450000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 1
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


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 trichloride hexahydrate, Hexaaquachromium(III) chloride, Chromic chloride hexahydrate, trichlorochromium hexahydrate, chromic chloride

Chemical Identifiers

Formula CrCl3• 6H2O
CAS 10060-12-5
Pubchem CID 104957
MDL MFCD00149660
EC No. 233-038-3
IUPAC Name trichlorochromium; hexahydrate
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3ClH.Cr.6H2O/h3*1H;;6*1H2/q;;;+3;;;;;;/p-3

Packaging Specifications

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.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Chromium products. Chromium (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.