Zinc chloride

reagent grade, ≥98%

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reagent grade

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 428 °C)




powder, crystals or chunks

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: zinc


5 (20 °C, 100 g/L)


293 °C (lit.)

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General description

Zinc chloride in combination with 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride comprises a molten salt, which is employed in the electrodeposition studies of zinc on various substrates (glassy carbon and nickel).


Zinc chloride (ZnCl2) has been used as an activation agent during the synthesis of phenolic based chemically activated carbon fibers (CAFs). It may also be employed as a catalyst in the preparation of carbonyl-methylene condensation products and poly(propylene fumarate).
ZnCl2 mayalso be used as a catalyst for the Knoevenagel condensation of aromatic aldehydes with substituted acetonitriles to form carbonyl-methylene products under solvent-free conditions. The activation of sugar cane bagasse with zinc chloride forms activated carbons for use as supercapacitor electrodes.


5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 g in poly bottle

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UN 2331 8 / PGIII

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Certificate of Origin

Activated carbon fiber composites for gas phase ammonia adsorption
Zheng W, et al.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials : The Official Journal of the International Zeolite Association, 234, 146-154 (2016)
Microstructure and electrochemical double-layer capacitance of carbon electrodes prepared by zinc chloride activation of sugar cane bagasse.
Rufford TE, et al.
Journal of Power Sources, 195(3), 912-918 (2010)
Electrodeposition of zinc from a Lewis acidic zinc chloride-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride molten salt.
Lin Y-F and Sun I.
Electrochimica Acta, 44(16), 2771-2777 (1999)
Albert K Shung et al.
Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, 13(1), 95-108 (2002-05-11)
Diethyl fumarate and propylene glycol were reacted in the presence of a zinc chloride catalyst to synthesize poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) over a period of 12 hours. The kinetics of the transesterification polymerization at 130 degrees C, 150 degrees C, and...
Zinc chloride as a new catalyst for Knoevenagel condensation.
Shanthan RP and Venkataratnam RV.
Tetrahedron Letters, 32(41), 5821-5822 (1991)

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