Cadmium Nitrate

Title: Cadmium Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 10325-94-7
Molecular Formula: CdN2O6
Molecular Weight: 236.42
Percent Composition: Cd 47.55%, N 11.85%, O 40.60%
Line Formula: Cd(NO3)2
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Cadmium (8th ed.) 33, pp 76-78 (1925); suppl. p 446 (1959).
Derivative Type: Tetrahydrate
Properties: Hygroscopic, orthorhombic crystals. mp 59.5°. Sol in 0.6 part water; sol in alc, acetone, ethyl acetate; practically insol in concd HNO3. Keep well closed in a cool place.
Melting point: mp 59.5°
CAUTION: Cadmium and cadmium compounds are listed as known human carcinogens: Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition (PB2005-104914, 2004) p III-42.
Use: In making other Cd salts; in photographic emulsions.
Cadmium Oxide Cadmium Potassium Cyanide Cadmium Salicylate Cadmium Selenate Cadmium Selenide