Cadmium Carbonate

Availability

Special and quality requirements for otavite,cadmium monocarbonate are available upon request: cadmium carbonate is normally available in various concentrations.

Formula

CdCO3

CAS

5137-80-0

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Cadmium Carbonate

Distributor of cadmium carbonate

Description

Cadmium carbonate is a mineral also known as otavite that was first described in 1906 in Namibia. Most cadmium monocarbonate today is recovered as a by-product of the zinc refining process.

Appearance

Otavite occurs in the form of a white crystalline powder and hexagon crystals.

Solubility

Cadmium carbonate is not soluble in water but soluble in diluted acids, in concentrated solutions of ammonium salts and potassium cyanide (KCN) solutions.

Uses

Otavite is the raw material for the production of pigments for ceramic and frits.

Classification

Cadmium monocarbonate is toxic if inhaled and swallowed; very toxic to aquatic organisms causing long-term adverse effects to aquatic environments.

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: cadmium carbonate is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Otavite,cadmium monocarbonate