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Strontium chloride hexahydrate is a precursor to prepare strontium chromate which is used as a corrosion inhibitor for aluminum. It is involved in the synthesis of cadmium sulfide core photocatalytic nanoparticles. It is used as a red coloring agent in pyrotechnics. Furthermore, it is utilized in glass-making and metallurgy. In the field of medicine, its radioactive isotope strontium-89 is used for the treatment of bone cancer. It acts as a catalyst in the conversion of ketones and aldehydes to the corresponding gem-dihydroperoxides using aqueous hydrogen peroxide.
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Azarifar, D.; Khosravi, K.; Soleimanei, F. Mild and Efficient Strontium Chloride Hexahydrate-Catalyzed Conversion of Ketones and Aldehydes into Corresponding gem-Dihydroperoxides by Aqueous H2O2. Molecules 2010, 15 (3), 1433-1441.
Hazard Statements: H318
Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P305+P351+P338-P310a
Wear eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.