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Strontium chloride (SrCl2) is a salt of strontium and chloride. It is a typical salt, forming neutral aqueous solutions. Like all compounds of Sr, this salt emits a bright red color in a flame; in fact it is used as a source of redness in fireworks. Its chemical properties are intermediate between those for barium chloride, which is more toxic, and calcium chloride.

Strontium chloride is the precursor to other compounds of strontium, such as yellow strontium chromate, strontium carbonate, and strontium sulfate. Exposure of strontium chloride to the sodium salt of the desired anion (or alternately carbon dioxide gas to form the carbonate) leads to precipitation of the salt:

Strontium chloride is often used as a red coloring agent in pyrotechnics. It imparts a much more intense red color to the flames than most other alternatives. It is employed in small quantities in glass-making and metallurgy. The radioactive isotope strontium-89, used for the treatment of bone cancer, is usually administered in the form of strontium chloride. Sea water aquaria require small amounts of strontium chloride, which is consumed in the production of the exoskeletons of certain plankton.

    Chemical Properties Of Strontium Chloride Sold Online At

    • Appearance: Colorless to white crystalline solid or powder
    • CAS Number: 10025-70-4
    • Assay (SrCl2-6H2O): 99.0-103.0%
    • pH of a 5% Solution @ 25°C: 5.0-7.0
    • Heavy Metals (as Pb): 5 ppm
    • Insoluble Matter: 0.005%
    • Sulfate (SO4): 0.001%
    • Barium (Ba): 0.05%
    • Calcium (Ca): 0.05%
    • Iron (Fe): 5 ppm
    • Magnesium (Mg): 2 ppm
    • Formula: SrCl2
    • Molar mass: 158.53 g/mol
    • Solubility: ethanol: very slightly soluble; acetone: very slightly soluble; ammonia: insoluble
    • Solubility in water: anhydrous: 53.8 g/100 mL (20°C) hexahydrate: 106 g/100 mL (0°C); 206 g/100 mL (40 C)
    • Other anions: Strontium fluoride; Strontium bromide; Strontium iodide
    • Strontium Chloride ChemSpider ID: 55440
    • Strontium Chloride PubChem CID: 61520

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