Name: Cadmium Chloride
CAS: 10108-64-2
EC Number: 233-296-7
Chemical Formular: CdCl2
Appearance: White solid
Molecular Weight: 183.32 g/mol
Melting Point: 568 °C (1,054 °F; 841 K)
Boiling Point: 964 °C (1,767 °F; 1,237 K)
Density: 4.047 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 119.6 g/100 mL (25 °C)
Exact Mass: 183.84107 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass: 183.84107 g/mol
Topological Polar Surface Area: 0 A^2
Complexity: 2.8

Cadmium Chloride CdCl2
99% Cadmium Chloride
99.9% Cadmium Chloride
99.99% Cadmium Chloride
99.999% Cadmium Chloride

Cadmium Chloride CdCl2,customized specifications


According to the UN GHS revision 8

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Sep 16, 2020

Revision Date: Sep 16, 2020

SECTION 1: Identification


GHS Product identifier

Product name

Cadmium Chloride


Other means of identification

Product number

Other names

;Cadmium Chloride;Cadmium chloride


Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses

Industrial and scientific research uses.

Uses advised against

no data available


Supplier’s details


Elements China Limited


Building 2, No.5555, Shenzhuan Hwy, Shanghai , China



1.5Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number


Service hours

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

SECTION 2: Hazard identification


Classification of the substance or mixture

Acute toxicity – Category 3, Oral

Acute toxicity – Category 2, Inhalation

Germ cell mutagenicity, Category 1B

Carcinogenicity, Category 1B

Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure, Category 1

Hazardous to the aquatic environment, short-term (Acute) – Category Acute 1

Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term (Chronic) – Category Chronic 1

Reproductive toxicity, Category 1B


GHS label elements, including precautionary statements


Signal word


Hazard statement(s)

H301 Toxic if swallowed

H330 Fatal if inhaled

H340 May cause genetic defects

H350 May cause cancer

H372 Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statement(s)

P264 Wash … thoroughly after handling.

P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

P284 [In case of inadequate ventilation] wear respiratory protection.

P203 Obtain, read and follow all safety instructions before use.

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection/hearing protection/…

P273 Avoid release to the environment.


P301+P316 IF SWALLOWED: Get emergency medical help immediately.

P321 Specific treatment (see … on this label).

P330 Rinse mouth.

P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.

P316 Get emergency medical help immediately.

P320 Specific treatment is urgent (see … on this label).

P318 IF exposed or concerned, get medical advice.

P319 Get medical help if you feel unwell.

P391 Collect spillage.


P405 Store locked up.

P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.


P501 Dispose of contents/container to an appropriate treatment and disposal facility in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and product characteristics at time of disposal.


Other hazards which do not result in classification

no data available

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients



Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Cadmium ChlorideCadmium chloride10108-64-2233-296-7

SECTION 4: First-aid measures


Description of necessary first-aid measures

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.

Following skin contact

Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.

Following eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

Following ingestion

Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .


Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

Ingestion causes gastroenteric distress, pain, and prostration. Sensory disturbances, liver injury, and convulsions have been observed in severe intoxications. (USCG, 1999)


Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

Exptl Therapy: Quinamic acid, bis-(3-carboxy-5-N-dicarboxymethyl-aminomethyl-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4- tetrahydroisoquinolinyl-8)-5,8-dimethyl-6,7-dihydroxyl-1,2,3,4- -tetrahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid, is a new chelating agent. Quinamic acid iv 500 mg/kg markedly reduced the mortality of acute ip poisoning of zinc sulfate, nickel chloride, cadmium chloride and uranyl nitrate in mice (p < 0.01). … Within two weeks, treated rats showed less toxic reactions and renal /damage/ than the control rats. The activity of urinary catalase in treated rats was significatly lower than in controls.

SECTION 5: Fire-fighting measures


Suitable extinguishing media

If material is involved in a fire: Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty).


Specific hazards arising from the chemical

Literature sources indicate that this chemical is nonflammable. (NTP, 1992)


Special protective actions for fire-fighters

In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.


Environmental precautions

Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.


Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Environmental considerations: Land Spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, or holding area to contain liquid or solid material. /SRP: If time permits, pits, ponds, lagoons, soak holes, or holding areas should be sealed with an impermeable flexible membrane liner./ Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage


Precautions for safe handling

Handling in a well ventilated place.
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Use non-sparking tools.
Prevent fire caused by electrostatic discharge steam.


Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection


Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

TLV: (respirable fraction): 0.002 mg/m3, as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued.MAK: (as Cd, inhalable fraction): skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 1; germ cell mutagen group: 3A

Biological limit values

no data available


Appropriate engineering controls

Ensure adequate ventilation.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Set up emergency exits and the risk-elimination area.

8.3Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.

Skin protection

Protective gloves. Protective clothing.

Respiratory protection

Use closed system or ventilation.

Thermal hazards

no data available

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties and safety characteristics

Physical state

Cadmium chloride is a white crystalline solid. It is soluble in water. It is noncombustible. The primary hazard of this material is that it poses a threat to the environment. Immediate steps should be taken to limit its spread to the environment. Cadmium chloride is used in photography, in fabric printing, in chemical analysis, and in many other uses.


Rhombohedral crystals



Melting point/freezing point


Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range



Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Lower and upper explosion limit/flammability limit

no data available

Flash point

no data available

Auto-ignition temperature

Not flammable (USCG, 1999)

Decomposition temperature

no data available


no data available

Kinematic viscosity

no data available


greater than or equal to 100 mg/mL at 68° F (NTP, 1992)

Partition coefficient n-octanol/water

log Kow = 0.21

Vapour pressure

33900mmHg at 25°C

Density and/or relative density


Relative vapour density

6.3 (vs air)

Particle characteristics

no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity



Decomposes on heating. This produces very toxic fumes of cadmium and chlorine. Reacts with strong oxidants. This produces toxic fumes of chlorine.


Chemical stability

Stable during transport.


Possibility of hazardous reactions

Cadmium chloride/ is non combustible.Bromine trifluoride rapidly attacks cadmium chloride [Mellor 2 Supp. 1:164, 165 1956].


Conditions to avoid

no data available


Incompatible materials

Bromide trifluoride rapidly attacks … cadmium chloride …


Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits very toxic fumes of /cadmium and hydrogen chloride/.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: LD50 Rat oral 88 mg/kg
  • Inhalation: no data available
  • Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


Evaluation: There is sufficient evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of cadmium and cadmium compounds. There is sufficient evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of cadmium compounds. There is limited evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of cadmium metal. In making the overall evaluation, the Working Group took into consideration the evidence that ionic cadmium causes genotoxic effects in a variety of types of eukaryotic cells, including human cells. Overall evaluation: Cadmium and cadmium compounds are carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance is severely irritating to the gastrointestinal tract. Inhalation of the aerosol may cause lung oedema. See Notes. Exposure far above the OEL could cause death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

STOT-repeated exposure

The substance may have effects on the kidneys and lungs. This may result in kidney impairment and tissue lesions. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.

Aspiration hazard

A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

SECTION 12: Ecological information



  • Toxicity to fish: LC50; Species: Danio rerio (Zebra danio) blastula; Conditions: freshwater, renewal, 25 deg C, pH 7.2, hradness 200 mg/L CaCO3, dissolved oxygen 8.3 mg/L; Concentration: 100 ug/L for 12 days (95% confidence interval: 7-150 ug/L)
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: EC50; Species: Daphnia magna (Water Flea); Conditions: freshwater, renewal, 25 deg C, pH >7; Concentration: 1900 ug/L for 24 hr; Effect: behavior, equilibrium
  • Toxicity to algae: EC50; Species: Chlorella vulgaris (Green Algae) exponential growth phase; Conditions: freshwater, static, 21 deg C, hardness 25 mg/L CaCO3; Concentration: 5100 ug/L for 48 hr; Effect: growth, general
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available


Persistence and degradability

no data available


Bioaccumulative potential

no data available


Mobility in soil

no data available


Other adverse effects

no data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations


Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to
a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs,
feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and
offered for recycling or reconditioning.
Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to
make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of
in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

SECTION 14: Transport information


UN Number

ADR/RID: UN3287 (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: UN3287 (For reference only, please check.)IATA: UN3287 (For reference only, please check.)


UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: TOXIC LIQUID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: TOXIC LIQUID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (For reference only, please check.)IATA: TOXIC LIQUID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (For reference only, please check.)


Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: 6.1 (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: 6.1 (For reference only, please check.)IATA: 6.1 (For reference only, please check.)


Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: I (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: I (For reference only, please check.)IATA: I (For reference only, please check.)


Environmental hazards



Special precautions for user

no data available


Transport in bulk according to IMO instruments

no data available

SECTION 15: Regulatory information


Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Cadmium ChlorideCadmium chloride10108-64-2233-296-7
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS)Listed.
EC InventoryListed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) InventoryListed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC)Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances
Vietnam National Chemical InventoryListed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China
Korea Existing Chemicals List (KECL)Listed.

SECTION 16: Other information

Information on revision

Creation DateSep 16, 2020
Revision DateSep 16, 2020

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


  • IPCS – The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), website:
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  • ERG – Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation, website:
  • Germany GESTIS-database on hazard substance, website:
  • ECHA – European Chemicals Agency, website:

Other Information

Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.Do NOT take working clothes home.The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.

Any questions regarding this SDS, Please send your inquiry to [email protected]

Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and
shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our
knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not
represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any
damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

Chemical Formular:CdCl2
PubChem CID:24947
IUPAC Name:dichlorocadmium
Canonical SMILES:Cl[Cd]Cl
Globally Harmonized System of Classification
Globally Harmonized System of Classification
Globally Harmonized System of Classification
GHS Hazard Statements:H301-H330-H340-H350-H360FD-H372-H410
Hazard Codes:T+,N
Risk Codes:R45-46-60-61-25-26-48/23/25-50/53
Precautionary Statement Codes:P201-P260-P301 + P310 + P330-P304 + P340 + P310-P308 + P313-P403 + P233
Flash Point:n/a

admium dichloride
Cadmium Chloride Anhydrous

ChlorineThe chloride ion is the anion (negatively charged ion) Cl−.
It is formed when the element chlorine (a halogen) gains an electron or when a compound such as hydrogen chloride is dissolved in water or other polar solvents.
Chloride salts such as sodium chloride are often very soluble in water.It is an essential electrolyte located in all body fluids responsible for maintaining acid/base balance, transmitting nerve impulses and regulating fluid in and out of cells. Less frequently, the word chloride may also form part of the “common” name of chemical compounds in which one or more chlorine atoms are covalently bonded.

This soft, silvery-white metal is chemically similar to the two other stable metals in group 12, zinc and mercury.
Cadmium occurs as a minor component in most zinc ores and is a byproduct of zinc production.
Cadmium was used for a long time as a corrosion-resistant plating on steel, and cadmium compounds are used as red, orange and yellow pigments, to color glass, and to stabilize plastic.
It is similar in many respects to zinc but forms complex compounds. Unlike most other metals, cadmium is resistant to corrosion and is used as a protective plate on other metals. As a bulk metal, cadmium is insoluble in water and is not flammable; however, in its powdered form it may burn and release toxic fumes.

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