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Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate

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InCl3 • xH2O

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(2N) 99% Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate
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(3N) 99.9% Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate
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(4N) 99.99% Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate
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(5N) 99.999% Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate
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3.46 g/cm3

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Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302-H314
Hazard Codes C
Precautionary Statements P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
Risk Codes 22-34
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number NL1400000
Transport Information UN 3260 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 3


High purity Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate is an excellent water soluble crystalline Indium source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Indium(III) Chloride Hydrate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Indium trichloride hydrate, Indium(3+) chloride hydrate, Indium(III) chloride hydrous, hydrated indium chloride, InCl3-aq

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

InCl3 • xH2O

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trichloroindigane; hydrate



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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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Indium products. Indium (atomic symbol: In, atomic number: 49) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 114.818. The number of electrons in each of indium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 3] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p1. The indium atom has a radius of 162.6 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 193 pm. Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Theodor Richter in 1863. Indium Bohr ModelIt is a relatively rare, extremely soft metal is a lustrous silvery gray and is both malleable and easily fusible. It has similar chemical properties to Elemental Indiumgallium such as a low melting point and the ability to wet glass. Fields such as optics and microelectronics that utilize semiconductor technology have wide uses for indium, especially in the form of Indiun Tin Oxide (ITO). Thin films of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) are used in high-performing solar cells. Indium's name is derived from the Latin word indicum, meaning violet.

Recent Research

Bulk second-harmonic generation from thermally evaporated indium selenide thin films., Koskinen, Kalle, Slablab Abdallah, Divya Sasi, Czaplicki Robert, Chervinskii Semen, Kailasnath Madanan, Radhakrishnan Padmanabhan, and Kauranen Martti , Opt Lett, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 42, Issue 6, p.1076-1079, (2017)

Speciation of indium(iii) chloro complexes in the solvent extraction process from chloride aqueous solutions to ionic liquids., Deferm, Clio, Onghena Bieke, Hoogerstraete Tom Vander, Banerjee Dipanjan, Luyten Jan, Oosterhof Harald, Fransaer Jan, and Binnemans Koen , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 15, (2017)

Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Carbon-Coated Indium-Oxide Nanobelts., Pan, Yun-Xiang, You Ya, Xin Sen, Li Yutao, Fu Gengtao, Cui Zhiming, Men Yu-Long, Cao Fei-fei, Yu Shu-Hong, and Goodenough John B. , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Mar 07, (2017)

Intriguing Indium-salen Complexes as Multicolor Luminophores., Lee, Seon Hee, Shin Nara, Kwak Sang Woo, Hyun Kyunglim, Woo Won Hee, Lee Ji Hye, Hwang Hyonseok, Kim Min, Lee Junseong, Kim Youngjo, et al. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2621-2626, (2017)

Gallium(III) and Indium(III) Complexes with meso-Monophosphorylated Porphyrins: Synthesis and Structure. A First Example of Dimers Formed by the Self-Assembly of meso-Porphyrinylphosphonic Acid Monoester., Enakieva, Yulia Yu, Volostnykh Marina V., Nefedov Sergey E., Kirakosyan Gayane A., Gorbunova Yulia G., Tsivadze Aslan Yu, Bessmertnykh-Lemeune Alla G., Stern Christine, and Guilard Roger , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.3055-3070, (2017)

Unusually Flexible Indium(III) Metal-Organic Polyhedra Materials for Detecting Trace Amounts of Water in Organic Solvents and High Proton Conductivity., Du, Xi, Fan Ruiqing, Qiang Liangsheng, Song Yang, Xing Kai, Chen Wei, Wang Ping, and Yang Yulin , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, (2017)

Application of dispersive liquid-liquid-solidified floating organic drop microextraction and ETAAS for the preconcentration and determination of indium., Afshar, Elham Ashrafzade, Taher Mohammad Ali, Fazelirad Hamid, and Naghizadeh Matin , Anal Bioanal Chem, 2017 Mar, Volume 409, Issue 7, p.1837-1843, (2017)

Assessing risk of indium lung disease to workers in downstream industries., R Harvey, Reid, M Virji Abbas, and Cummings Kristin J. , Am J Ind Med, 2017 Mar, Volume 60, Issue 3, p.310-311, (2017)

Risk of indium lung disease in display panel manufacturing workers., Won, Yong Lim, Choi Sungyeul, and Kim Eun-A , Am J Ind Med, 2017 Mar, Volume 60, Issue 3, p.312-313, (2017)

The off-stoichiometry effect on the optical properties of water-soluble copper indium zinc sulfide quantum dots., Xu, Yanqiao, Chen Ting, Hu Xiaobo, Jiang Wan, Wang Lianjun, Jiang Weihui, and Liu Jianmin , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 Jun 15, Volume 496, p.479-486, (2017)


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