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14996-61-3 - Iridium(III) chloride hydrate, 99.8% (metals basis) - 11030 - Alfa Aesar

11030 Iridium(III) chloride hydrate, 99.8% (metals basis)

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Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
1g 99.35
5g 337.04
25g 1323.20
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Iridium(III) chloride hydrate, 99.8% (metals basis)


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Soluble in water and alcohol.


Iridium(III) chloride hydrate is used to prepare other iridium compounds. It finds use as a catalyst for oxidation in presence of cerium(IV) and in the the manufacture of electrodes. Iridium(III) chloride is used in iridium electroplating, in making the standard meter bar of Paris and crucibles. It is used for high temperature electrical contacts, as hardening agent, in tipping pens and compass bearings and Pt/Ir spark plugs. It is used for medical, surgical or other patient oriented applications, MMO (mixed metal oxide) titanium electrode coatings and as a starting material for heterogeneous catalysts.


Hygroscopic and Incompatible with strong oxidants.

Literature References

Botelho, M. B. S.; Hernandez, J. M. F.; Queiroz, T. B.; Eckert, H.; Cola, L.; Camargo, A. S. S. Iridium(iii)-surfactant complex immobilized in mesoporous silica via templated synthesis: a new route to optical materials. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 8829-8834.

Tandon, P. K. ; Sahgal, S.; Srivastava, M.; Singh, S. B. Catalysis by Ir(III), Rh(III) and Pd(II) metal ions in the oxidation of organic compounds with H2O2. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2007, 21 (3), 135-138.

Tandon, P. K.; Sahgal, S.; Gayatri; Purwar, M.; Dhusia, M. Oxidation of Ketones by Cerium(IV) in Presence of Iridium(III) Chloride. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2006, 250 (1-2), 203-209.

Tandon, P. K.; Singh, A. K.; Sahgal, S.; Kumar, S. Oxidation of Cyclic Alcohols by Cerium(IV) in Acidic Medium in the Presence of Iridium(III) chloride. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2008, 282 (1-2), 136-143.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H318

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310-P363-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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