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40653 Ytterbium(III) chloride, ultra dry, 99.99% (REO)

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
40653-06 5g 96.60
40653-14 25g 418.00
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Ytterbium(III) chloride, ultra dry, 99.99% (REO)


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
-10 Mesh Beads, Ampouled under argon
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Slightly soluble in water.


Used as laboratory reagent, optical glasses, structural ceramics, catalysts, electrical components and photo-optical material. Applied with NiCl2 to form a very effective catalyst for the reductive dehalogenation of aryl halides. Ytterbium(III) chloride is a powerful catalyst for the formation of acetals using trimethyl orthoformate and also used to track digestion in animals.


Stable, but may be moisture sensitive. When heated to decomposition it emits fumes of Cl.

Literature References

Zhang, H.; Zhou, Z.; Yao, Z.; Xu, F.; Shen, Q. Efficient synthesis of pyrimidinone derivatives by ytterbium chloride catalyzed Biginelli-type reaction under solvent-free conditions. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50 (14), 1622-1624.

Sanguineti, A.; Monguzzi, A.; Vaccaro, G.; Meinardi, F.; Ronchi, E.; Moret, M.; Cosentino, U.; Moro, G.; Simonutti, R.; Mauri, M.; Tubino, R.; Beverin, L. NIR emitting ytterbium chelates for colourless luminescent solar concentrators. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012 , 14, (18), 6452-6455.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H500

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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Harmonized Tariff Code


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