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It is used as a precursor for cesium metal, it act as a phase transfer catalyst, for molecular genetic applications used in preparing nucleic acids for subsequent hybridization or cloning experiments. It a useful compound for density gradient centrifugation, for fractionation of ribosomal subunits, proteins, glycoproteins, and viruses, evacuation of radio tubes, in the preparation of electrically conducting glasses.
Vladimir Glisin; Radomir Crkvenjakov; Craig Byus. Ribonucleic acid isolated by cesium chloride centrifugation. Biochemistry. 1974, 13, (12), 2633-2637.
Hazard Statements: H361-H373
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant