Thulium Chloride has specialized uses in ceramics, glass, phosphors, lasers, and also is the important dopant for fibre amplifiers. Thulium Chloride is an excellent water soluble crystalline Thulium source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal.
Chemical Formula: TmCl3.xH2O
Appearance: Green crystalline aggregates
Melting Point: 824°C
Density (at R.T.): 3.98 g/cm3
Soluble in water, moderately soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 275.29 (anhy)
Stability: Slightly hygroscopic