Title: Cadmium Iodide
CAS Registry Number: 7790-80-9
Molecular Formula: CdI2
Molecular Weight: 366.22
Percent Composition: Cd 30.69%, I 69.31%
Literature References: Prepd from the elements or from the sulfate and KI: Wagenknecht, Juza in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1096.
Properties: Hexagonal, lustrous, flake-like crystals; becomes yellow on long exposure to air and light. mp 388°; bp 787°; d 5.67. Sol in water, alc, ether, acetone.
Melting point: mp 388°
Boiling point: bp 787°
Density: d 5.67
Use: In electrodeposition of Cd; as nematocide; in manuf of phosphors; as lubricant; in photoconductors; in photography, process engraving; lithography; in analytical chemistry.