Cobalt chloride is an inorganic chemical compound consisting of cobalt and chloride with the formula CoCl2. It is usually supplied as the hexahydrate CoCl2·6H2O, which is one of the most commonly used cobalt compounds in the lab. It is freely soluble in water, alcohol, acetone and glycerin.
- Organic synthesis and electroplating
- Indicator for water in desiccants
- Paint drier in coating industry
- As a precursor to other cobalt compounds
- Use in silica gel to know the capacity of silica gel