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534-17-8 - Cesium carbonate, Puratronic®, 99.994% (metals basis) - 12117 - Alfa Aesar

12117 Cesium carbonate, Puratronic®, 99.994% (metals basis)

CAS Number

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
5g 28.80
25g 98.10
100g 273.60
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Cesium carbonate, Puratronic®, 99.994% (metals basis)


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
610° dec.
Highly soluble in water. Soluble in alcohol, dimethyl sulfoxide and N,N-dimethylformamide. Insoluble in toluene and p-xylene.


Cesium carbonate is the precursor for other cesium compounds. It acts as a base in sensitive organic reactions. Suzuki, Heck and Sonogashira synthesis are some of the important reactions involving cesium carbonate. It finds use in solar cells as it increases the power conversion efficiency of cells through the transfer of electrons. It is also used in the production of special optical glasses, petroleum catalytic additives, special ceramics, and in sulfuric acid industry. It is useful in the N-alkylation (of sulfonamides, β-lactams, indoles, heterocycles, and several sensitive nitrogen compounds), carbamination of amines, carbonylation of alcohols, and aerobic oxidation of alcohols into carbonyl compounds without over oxidations.


Hygroscopic. It should not be kept in direct sunlight and at extremely high or low temperature. It should be used in a well ventilated area to prevent the formation of vapours. It is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, metals and acids.

Literature References

Chen, Y. C.; Gao, C. Y.; Chen, K. L.; Huang, C. J. Enhanced radiative decay in organic light-emitting diodes by combination of cesium carbonate and silver nanocluster. J. Lumin. 2015, 166, 248-252.

Chen, Y. C.; Gao, C. Y.; Chen, K. L.; Sze, P. W.; Huang. C. J. Enhanced electronic injection in organic light-emitting diodes by incorporating silver nanoclusters and cesium carbonate. J. Lumin. 2015, 351, 232-235.

Granados, M. L.; Poves, M. D. Z.; Alonso, D. M.; Mariscal, R.; Galisteo, F. C.; Moreno-Tost, R.; Santamaría, J.; Fierro, J. L. G. Biodiesel from sunflower oil by using activated calcium oxide. Appl. Catal. B 2007, 73 (3-4), 317-326.

Kondoh, A.; Yorimitsu, H.; Oshima, K. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Reaction of Nitroarenes with Alkyl or Arylthio Groups in Dimethyl Sulfoxide by Means of Cesium carbonate. Tetrahedron 2006, 62 (10), 2357-2360.

Yang, H. B.; Dong, Y. Q.; Wang, X.; Khoo, S. Y.; Liu, B. Cesium Carbonate Functionalized Graphene Quantum Dots as Stable Electron-Selective Layer for Improvement of Inverted Polymer Solar Cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6 (2), 1092-1099.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H303

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/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. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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