Product name: Neodymium Chloride; NeodymChlorid, Chlorure De Neodyme, Cloruro Del Neodymium
Molecular formula: Ndcl3 ·6H2O
CAS No.: 10024-93-8
Molecular Weight: 250.60 (anhy)
Density: 4.134 g/cm3
Melting point: 758°C
Appearance: Purple crystalline aggregates
Solubility: Soluble in water, moderately soluble in strong mineral acids
Stability: Slightly hygroscopic
neodymium chloride crystals for the purple block.
Neodymium Chloride mainly used for glass, crystal and capacitors. Colours glass delicate shades ranging from pure violet through wine-red and warm gray. Light transmitted through such glass shows unusually sharp absorption bands. It is useful in protective lenses for welding goggles. It is also used in CRT displays to enhance contrast between reds and greens. It is highly valued in glass manufacturing for its attractive purple coloring to glass.
mainly used as raw material for production of other neodymium compounds.