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Lutetium Chloride (LuCl3.6H2O) Powder

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Lutetium Chloride LuCl3.6H2O is applied in petroleum and environment protection catalysts, mischmetal, polishing powders and Rare Earth fertilizers. Heeger Materials (HM) provides Lutetium Chloride LuCl3.6H2O at a competitive price. The purity and particle size can be customized.

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MFLuCl3.6H2O
MW389.33
Purity99.9999%/99.999%/99.99%/99.9%
CAS15230-79-2
SynonymsLutetiumChlorid/Clorure De Lutecium/Cloruro Del Lutecio

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Lutetium(III) chloride or lutetium trichloride is the chemical compound composed of lutetium and chlorine with the formula LuCl3. It forms hygroscopic white monoclinic crystals and also hygroscopic hexahydrate LuCl3•6H2O. Anhydrous lutetium(III) chloride has the YCl3 (AlCl3) layer structure with octahedral lutetium ions

  • Chemical formula: LuCl3•6H2O
  • CAS Number: 15230-79-2
  • Molar mass: 389.41768 g/mol
  • Appearance: white crystals
  • Density: 3.98 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 892 °C 
  • Boiling Point: 1480℃
  • Solubility: Soluble in water and strong mineral acids
  • Stability: Slightly hygroscopic

Lutetium Chloride is applied in making laser crystals, and also has specialized uses in ceramics, glass, phosphors, lasers. Stable Lutetium can be used as catalysts in petroleum cracking in refineries and can also be used in alkylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization applications. It can also be used as an ideal host for X-ray phosphors.

Lutetium Chloride LuCl3.6H2O Application

Lutetium(III) chloride hexahydrate is used as a catalyst and laboratory reagent. It is also used in ceramics, optical glasses, electrical components and photo-optical material. It is one of the components of the scintillating composition. It serves as a precursor for the preparation of other lutetium complexes. It finds application as one of the starting materials for aluminate phosphors.

Lutetium Chloride LuCl3.6H2O Specifications

Grade99.9999%99.999%99.99%99.9%
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Lu2O3 /TREO (% min.)99.999999.99999.9999.9
TREO (% min.)45454545
Rare Earth Impuritiesppm max.ppm max.ppm max.% max.
Tb4O7/TREO
Dy2O3/TREO
Ho2O3/TREO
Er2O3/TREO
Tm2O3/TREO
Yb2O3/TREO
Y2O3/TREO
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.2
1
1
1
5
5
3
2
5
5
10
25
25
50
10
0.001
0.001
0.001
0.001
0.01
0.05
0.001
Non-Rare Earth Impuritiesppm max.ppm max.ppm max.% max.
Fe2O3
SiO2
CaO
NiO
ZnO
PbO
3
10
10
1
1
1
5
30
50
2
3
2
10
50
100
5
10
5
0.002
0.01
0.02
0.001
0.001
0.001

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