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19423-78-0 - Neodymium(III) chloride hydrate, REacton®, 99.9% (REO) - 11251 - Alfa Aesar

11251 Neodymium(III) chloride hydrate, REacton®, 99.9% (REO)

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250g 206.00
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Neodymium(III) chloride hydrate, REacton®, 99.9% (REO)


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Crystalline Aggregates
Melting point
Soluble in water.


Neodymium(III) chloride hydrate is used for production of neodymium metal. It also finds application in lasers and fiber amplifiers. It serves as dopants for silica based as well as plastic fibers. It plays an important role of additives in organic light emitting diodes resulting in improved LED emission spectrum. In addition, it is used in catalysis of polymerization of various dienes. It is used to modify titanium dioxide for use as a photocatalyst. Its coating on aluminum and its alloy protect them from corrosion. It is also extensively used as fluorescent labels for organic molecules.


Hygroscopic in nature. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Enríquez-Medrano, F. J.; López, L. A. V.; de Santiago-Rodríguez, Y. A.; Corral, F. S.; Caballero, H. S.; Quintanilla, M. L. L.; de León-Gómez, R. D. Polymerization of 1, 3-butadiene with neodymium chloride tripentanolate/triisobutylaluminum binary catalyst system: effect of aging time and reaction temperature. J. Polym. Eng. 2015, 35 (2), 105-111.

Mitra, S.; Jana, S. Properties of the Energy Bands, Judd-Ofelt Parameters and the Fluorescence of Neodymium Chloride (NdCl3) in Methanol, Iso-propanol and Butanol Solvents. J. Fluoresc. 2015, 25 (3), 541-549.

Khan, A. A.; Islam, J.; Ansari, S. G.; Fouad, H.; Ansari, Z. A. Effect of neodymium on the photoconversion efficiency of TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells. J. Mater. Sci. - Mater. Electron. 2015, 26 (3), 1737-1742.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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