Cerium(III) chloride heptahydrate

99.9% trace metals basis

Cerous chloride heptahydrate
Linear Formula:
CeCl3 · 7H2O
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99.9% trace metals basis


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reagent type: catalyst
core: cerium


~3.94 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Catalyst employed in a solvent-free microwave-assisted synthesis of 2-quinolones via condensation of ß-ketoesters with o-anilinoketones. Coupled with NaI promotes the Beckmann rearrangement of oximes.



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J. Chem. Res. (M), 668-668 (2006)
Tetrahedron, 63, 892-892 (2007)
Giuseppe Bartoli et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 8(15), 3509-3517 (2010-06-10)
The occurrence of unsaturated systems in natural products combined with the mildness and the wide range of applicability of CeCl(3) promoted methodologies suggest several potential future synthetic applications within the field of total synthesis of biologically active molecules. On this...
Dipankar Dhara et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 77(22), 10441-10449 (2012-11-02)
CeCl(3)·7H(2)O is found as an efficient catalyst for new intermolecular domino reactions of three-, four- and seven-component assemblies of common precursors under benign reaction conditions. Generation of enaminioesters from β-keto esters and primary amines, activation of their allylic sp(3) C-H...
Motokazu Nakayama et al.
Journal of microbiological methods, 86(1), 97-103 (2011-05-10)
We developed a novel method using indirect staining with cerium chloride for visualization of the catechin derivative epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) on the surface of particles, i.e., polystyrene beads and bacterial cells, by electron microscopy. The staining method is based on...
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