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.
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Soluble in water (970 g/ml at 20° C), acetone, ether, and alcohols.
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1.92 g/cm3 at 20° C
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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate
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Various publications cite the use of Cobalt(II)Various publications cite the use of Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate, an Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate, to study apoptotic effects in HepG2 cells. -SCBT Publication Review
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