It is used in testing for perchloric acid in laboratories, and is a source of rubidium. Rubidium chloride is used as a catalyst and additive in petrol. It has been employed to prepare molecular nanowires for nanoscale devices. Thin layer of rubidium chloride enhance the attributes of organic light-emitting diodes. Rubidium chloride also plays an essential role for enhancement in the memory storage property. It is an excellent non-invasive biomarker, and used in biomedical research.
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Drawe, P.; Buback, M.; Lacík, I. Radical Polymerization of Alkali Acrylates in Aqueous Solution. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2015, 216 (12), 1333-1340.
Hazard Statements: H303
May be harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P312a
Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.