Cadmium chloride

anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis

Cadmium dichloride, Dichlorocadmium
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vapor density

6.3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 656 °C)


99.999% trace metals basis



reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: cadmium

particle size

−10 mesh


568 °C (lit.)


H2O: soluble 457 g/L at 20 °C (OECD Test Guideline 105)

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Cadmium chloride (CdCl2) can be used for a variety of applications such as:
  • synthesis of cadmium selenide which can further be used in semiconductors(1)
  • synthesis of americium trichloride for potential usage in nuclear engineering(2)
  • a catalyst in the preparation of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles which can be utilized in pharmaceuticals, medicine, and agriculture(3)


5, 25 g in ampule

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN2570 - class 6.1 - PG 3 - EHS - Cadmium compounds, HI: all (not BR)

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

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Certificate of Origin

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