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Rubidium chloride is the mostly used rubidium compound, and finds use in various fields ranging from electrochemistry to molecular biology. It is an efficient non-invasive biomarker; increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels, and useful for anergic and apathetic depressives. Pharmaceutical compositions have been used as antidepressants in Europe. It is employed in biochemistry to induce cells to take up DNA. This compound increases the competence of the cell.
Hougardy, E.; Pernet, P.; Warnau, M.; Delisle, J.; Grégoire, J.-C. Marking Bark Beetle parasitoids within the host plant with rubidium for dispersal studies. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 2003, 108 (2), 107.
Huang, Q. -Y; Wang, W. -P.; Mo, R. -Y.; Lei, C. -L. Studies on feeding and trophallaxis in the subterranean termite Odontotermes formosanus using rubidium chloride. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 2008, 129 (2), 210-215.
Hazard Statements: H303
May be harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P312a