Cerium Nitrate Hexahydrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Cerium source for uses compatible with nitrates and lower (acidic) pH. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion.
Appearance:White to yellow powder , crystals, or chunks
Melting Point:65 °C
Boiling Point:>200 °C (dec.)
Solubility in H2O:1754 g/L (25 °C)
pH:3.7 (100 g/l, H2O, 25 °C)
Cerium(III) nitrate hexahydrate is used in the separation of cerium from other rare earths. It plays an important role as a catalyst for hydrolysis of phosphoric acid esters.