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Copper (I) Chloride, 200 grams #016-602
Copper (I) Chloride, 200 grams
Chemical Name:
Copper Chloride, I
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
Cuprous Chloride

Detailed Product Description:

Copper Chloride (Copper I Chloride)—sometimes called Cuprous Chloride,

is the lower chloride of copper, with the formula CuCl.  It occurs naturally as

the mineral nantokite.  This colorless solid is almost insoluble in water,

and tends to oxidize in air into the green Copper II Chloride (CuCl2).


It is a Lewis Acid which reacts with suitable ligands such as ammonia or

chloride ions to form complexes, many of which are water-soluble.  It is

even able to form a stable complex with carbon monoxide in the presence

of aluminum chloride. 



Often used to absorb carbon monoxide.  A major chemical use for

Copper(I) Chloride is as a catalyst for a variety of organic reactions.

Compared to other "soft" Lewis acids, it is much more affordable than

non-toxic Silver Chloride and Palladium Chloride, and much less toxic

than Lead Chloride and Mercury Chloride.  In addition, it can undergo redox

chemistry via copper(II) or copper(III) intermediates.  



ACS Reagent Grade, minimum 97% purity.



Download, read, and understand MSDS before using this substance.

Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.


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Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth amber glass bottle.




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