Agent Name

Cerous chloride

CAS Number

7790-86-5

Formula

Ce-Cl3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerium trichloride; Cerium(III) chloride; Cerous(III) chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Fine powder, soluble in water; Heptahydrate: Colorless to yellow deliquescent crystals; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cerium and cerium salts; Used as a polymerization catalyst; [Merck Index] Used for incandescent gas mantles and spectography; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Cerium." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 822 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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