Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

Nanoparticles are small particles which can be engineered to have specific properties associated with shape, size, surface properties and chemistry.

This article discusses the properties and applications of calcium chloride nanoparticles.

Calcium is a block S, group 2, period 4 element. It is a reactive, non-toxic soft metal essential for living organisms. Calcium chloride acts as a typical ionic halide. Anhydrous calcium chloride must be stored in a tightly sealed air-tight container due to its hygroscopic nature.

Calcium nanoparticles have the potential to regulate calcium homeostasis and hence they can be used for tissue repair processes.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of calcium chloride nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol CaCl2
CAS No. 10043-52-4
Group Calcium 2
Chlorine 17
Electronic configuration Calcium [Ar] 4s2
Chlorine [Ne] 3s2 3p5
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Calcium, Ca 36.11
Chlorine, Cl 63.88

Physical Properties

The physical properties of calcium chloride nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.15 g/cm3 0.0776 lb/in3
Molar mass 110.98 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of calcium chloride nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 772°C 1422°F
Boiling point 1935°C 3515°F

Applications

The key applications of calcium chloride nanoparticles are listed below:

  • Imaging, biomedical and bioscience applications
  • Coatings, plastics, nanowires and catalyst applications
  • Wound healing.

Source: AZoNano

Date Added: Apr 4, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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