Agent Name

Cerous chloride heptahydrate

CAS Number

18618-55-8

Formula

Ce-Cl3.7H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerium (III) chloride heptahydrate; [MSDSonline]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Colorless to yellow deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Colorless crystals with lumps; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cerium and cerium salts; [Merck Index] Used in incandescent gas mantles, spectrography, and polymerization (catalyst); [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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