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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate (CAS 7791-13-1)

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Synonym:Chlorek cobaltawy; Cobalt chloride hexahydrate; Cobaltous chloride, hexahydrate; Cobalt chloride, hexahydrate; cobalt chloride hydrate
Application:An inducer of HIF-1 production used to study apoptotic effects in HepG2 cells
CAS Number:7791-13-1
Molecular Weight:237.93
Molecular Formula:CoCl2•6H2O
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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate sc-203004 25 g $25
Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate sc-203004A 100 g $83
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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate is the most common form of this inorganic compound which is a deep rose color in the hydrated form. The dramatic color change of blue-purple Cobalt(II) chloride (sc-252623) to the rose color when hydrated makes Cobalt(II) chloride an excellent indicator for water in dessicants. As an inducer of HIF-1 production, Cobalt(II) chloride (CoCl2) has been used to study apoptotic effects in HepG2 cells. Also reported as a stabilizer for reconstitution of the radiopharmaceutical technetium-99m exametazime. CoCl2 has been used in studies to examine heat shock protein expression of inflamed skin.
Technical Information
Physical State:Solid
Solubility:Soluble in water (970 g/ml at 20° C), acetone, ether, and alcohols.
Storage:Store at room temperature
Melting Point:°C
Density:1.92 g/cm3 at 20° C
Safety and Reference Information
Transport:UN 3077, Class 9, Packing group III
WGK Germany:3
PubChem CID:24643
Merck Index:14: 2437
MDL Number:MFCD00149652
EC Number:231-589-4
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.

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