Cupric Chloride USP

Cupric chloride is the chemical compound with the chemical formula CuCl2. This is a light brown solid, which slowly absorbs moisture to form a blue-green dihydrate. Both the anhydrous and the dihydrate forms occur naturally as the very rare minerals tolbachite and eriochalcite, respectively


Use as a catalyst in Wacker process, in the production of Chlorine. Cupric chloride is also used in pyrotechnics as a blue/green coloring agent.


Chemical Name: Cupric Chloride
Mol. Formula: CuCl2.2H2O
Mol. wt.: 170.48gm/mol
CAS No: 10125-13-0


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as bluish Green, deliquescent crystals

Test A

Test B


a)      It gives reactions of Chloride

b)      It gives reactions of Copper

Solubility Freely soluble in water, soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in ether.
Insoluble matter Not more than 0.01%
Limit of Sulfate Not more than 0.005%
Limit of Sodium Not more than 0.02%
Limit of potassium Not more than 0.01%
Limit of calcium Not more than 0.005%
Limit of iron Not more than 0.005%
Limit of nickel Not more than 0.01%
Loss on drying 20.9% to 21.4% of its weight
Residual Solvents Meets the requirements.
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5% calculated on dried basis.


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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