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Neodymium(III) chloride or neodymium trichloride is a chemical compound of neodymium and chlorine with the formula NdCl3. This anhydrous compound is a mauve-colored solid that rapidly absorbs water on exposure to air to form a purple-colored hexahydrate, NdCl3•6H2O.

Chemical formula:NdCl3•6H2O

Molar mass:358.69 g/mol

Appearance:mauve-colored powder,hygroscopic


Melting point:124 °C

Stability:Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.


It has several important applications as an intermediate chemical for production of neodymium metal and neodymium-based lasers and optical fibers. Other applications include a catalyst in organic synthesis and in decomposition of waste water contamination, corrosion protection of aluminium and its alloys, and fluorescent labeling of organic molecules (DNA).