It is a white solid compound, m.p. 430°C; b.p. 1490°C. Copper (I) is present as the [CuCl2]− complex ion. It must be kept free of air and moisture since it oxidizes to copper(II) chloride under those conditions. CuCl is insoluble in water, it dissolves in aqueous solutions containing suitable donor molecules. Solutions of CuCl in HCl or NH3 absorb carbon monoxide to form colorless complexes.
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Turns green on exposure to moist air and brown on exposure to light.
In the manufacture of Phthalocyanine Blue pigments
Decolorizing and desulfuring agent in the petroleum industry
In denitration of cellulose
As a catalyst for number of organic reactions like liquid phase reaction of acetylene and HCN in the manufacture of acrylonitrile
To convert ethylene Dichloride to Vinyl Chloride
As a condensing agent for Soap, Fats & Oils
In gas analysis to absorb CO
Precursor in the production of Copper (II) oxychloride and Copper (I) oxide
Silicon polymers. Vulcanization of Ethylene propene rubber
It is supplied in the packing of 50 kg Polypropylene bags, having polyethylene liner in bags. Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Wear safety glasses. Work in a well ventilated area when handling the powder, so you do not inhale it.
No special handling and safety instructions.