Cadmium Sulfate
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Title: Cadmium Sulfate
CAS Registry Number: 10124-36-4
Molecular Formula: CdO4S
Molecular Weight: 208.47
Percent Composition: Cd 53.92%, O 30.70%, S 15.38%
Line Formula: CdSO4
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Cadmium (8th ed.) 33, p 121 (1925); suppl. pp 609-610. Book: Cadmium in the Environment, Part I: Ecological Cycling, J. O. Nriagu, Ed. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1980) 696 pp. Evaluation of carcinogenic risk: IARC Monographs 58, 119-237 (1993).
Derivative Type: Hydrate
CAS Registry Number: 7790-84-3
Properties: 8/3 Moles water per mole cadmium sulfate, odorless, monoclinic crystals. On heating loses water above 40°, forming monohydrate by 80°. Does not become anhydrous on further heating. d 3.08. Freely sol in water. Almost insol in ethanol, acetone, ammonia, ethyl acetate.
Density: d 3.08
CAUTION: Cadmium and cadmium compounds are listed as known human carcinogens: Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition (PB2005-104914, 2004) p III-42.
Use: In electrodeposition of Cd, Cu, and Ni; in phosphors; manuf of standard cadmium elements; catalyst in the Marsh test for As, determining H2S and detecting fumaric acid; as nematocide, fungicide, bactericide; lubricant; electrolyte in Weston cell.

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