Agent Name

Iridium trichloride

CAS Number

10025-83-9

Formula

Cl3-Ir

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iridium chloride (IrCl3); [ChemIDplus] Iridium (III) chloride; Iridium (III) chloride, anhydrous; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Alpha form: Brown solid; Beta form: red solid; An olive-green modification also exists; [Merck Index] Brown odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for chlorination and polymerization reactions; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Iridium."

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