Samarium Chloride

Samarium Chloride

CAS #: 13465-55-9
Linear Formula: SmCl3• 6H2O
EC No.:233-797-0

Product Details

Product Description

*Samarium Chloride is a chemical substance with a molecular formula of SmCl3• 6H2O, a Light Yellow snow-like solid, soluble in water and deliquescent in humid air. It is generally prepared by reacting Samarium oxide and NH4Cl, preparing a solution and then concentrating and crystallizing.

*Used for extracting Samarium and or making Samarium compounds. Or used for electronic industry and scientific research and chemical reagent. Samarium chloride is used for the preparation of samarium metal, which has a variety of uses, notably in magnets. Anhydrous SmCl3 is mixed with sodium chloride or calcium chloride to give a low melting point eutectic mixture. Electrolysis of this molten salt solution gives the free metal.

*Other applications of samarium include catalysis of chemical reactions, radioactive dating and an X-ray laser. It has specialized uses in glass, phosphors, lasers, and thermoelectric devices. Samarium Chloride is used for the preparation of Samarium metal, which has a variety of uses, notably in magnets. It can also be used as a starting point for the preparation of other Samarium salts.

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Technical Data

Samarium Chloride  99.9%



Properties (Theoretical)

Compound FormulaCl3H12O6Sm
Molecular Weight364.81 g/mol
AppearanceYellow Crystals
Melting PointN/A
Boiling PointN/A
Density2.383 g/cm3
Solubility in H2OReacts with H2O
Exact Mass364.889679
Monoisotopic Mass364.889679

Health & Safety Information

Signal WordWarning
Hazard StatementsH315-H319-H335
Hazard CodesN/A
Precautionary StatementsP261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a
Flash PointNot applicable
Risk CodesN/A
Safety StatementsN/A
Transport InformationNONH
GHS PictogramsExclamation Point - GHS07


It is mainly used in the fields of Ceramic Pigment, Automotive Exhaust Catalysts, Pharmaceutical Intermediates and other industries.

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