URANYL CHLORIDE Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- Boiling point:
- decomposes [CRC10]
- 1.0591 g/cm3(Temp: 25 °C)
- yellow orthorhombic crystals
- Water Solubility
- very soluble H2O; soluble acetone, alcohol; insoluble benzene [MER06]
- CAS DataBase Reference
- EPA Substance Registry System
- Uranium, dichlorodioxo-, (T-4)- (7791-26-6)
URANYL CHLORIDE Usage And Synthesis
bright yellow crystal(s); ortho-rhomb; very hygroscopic; very volatile >775°C [MER06]
Uranyl chloride is a greenish yellow poisonous flake that was prepared by dissolving uranic oxide in hydrochloric acid. It is soluble in water and alcohol. Uranyl chloride was occasionally used as a halide for printing-out paper and added to chloride emulsions to increase contrast.
Poison by intraperitoneal route. A radoactive material. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Cl-. See also URANIUM.