Cerium Chemistry - Sponsored Whitepaper

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Cerium, atomic no.: 58, symbol as Ce, weight at 140.12, is the most abundant of the rare earths. It is characterized chemically by having two valence states, the +3 cerous and +4 ceric states. The ceric state is the only non-trivalent rare earth ion stable in aqueous solutions. It is, therefore, strongly acidic and a strong oxidizer. The cerous state closely resembles the other trivalent rare earths. The numerous commercial applications for cerium include glass and glass polishing, phosphors, ceramics, catalysts and metallurgy.

GFS is primary in both Cerium III and IV chemistries.

Cerium III is used as a starting point for the preparation of other cerium salts.

Cerium III and IV is widely used in organic synthesis for alkylation of ketones.

Anhydrous cerous chloride is referenced in several synthetic methodologies and hydrated cerous chloride is used in synthetic organic chemistry.
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