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Sigma-Aldrich

Cerium(III) nitrate hexahydrate

99% trace metals basis

Synonym(s):
Cerium trinitrate, Cerous nitrate hexahydrate, Nitric acid cerium salt
Linear Formula:
Ce(NO3)3 · 6H2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
434.22
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

99% trace metals basis

form

crystals and lumps

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: cerium

impurities

1-2% La

SMILES string

[Ce+3].[H]O[H].[H]O[H].[H]O[H].[H]O[H].[H]O[H].[H]O[H].[O-][N+]([O-])=O.[O-][N+]([O-])=O.[O-][N+]([O-])=O

InChI

1S/Ce.3NO3.6H2O/c;3*2-1(3)4;;;;;;/h;;;;6*1H2/q+3;3*-1;;;;;;

InChI key

QQZMWMKOWKGPQY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate is the most common form of cerium nitrate. It is a white-to-yellow crystalline salt, and it is highly soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone, although solutions can appear slightly hazy. Like many trivalent metal nitrates, cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate has a low-melting point of only 57 °C and thermally decomposes at low temperatures too, beginning at 190 °C and proceeding rapidly at 280 °C with complete decomposition at 390-400 °C.

Application

Cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate is widely used as a source of cerium, especially in the synthesis of micro- or nano-structured ceria (cerium oxide). Because of its high solubility and low decomposition temperature, cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate is an ideal reagent for hydrothermal reactions, sol-gel processing, and co-precipitation and calcination reactions.

Ceria is one of the best studied materials-platforms for catalysis and solid oxide fuel cells. Consequently scientists have developed well-controlled synthetic protocols using cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate for preparing ceria nanoparticles including nano cubes, nanotubes, and nanorods. The tailor able synthesis facilitates using ceria as a catalyst support, for example leveraging the porosity of the microstructure to impregnate metals and metal alloys, or for example synthesizing ceria-based materials like ceria-zirconia.

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Ox. Sol. 3

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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