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
|Characters||It occurs as bluish Green, deliquescent crystals|
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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