Strontium oxalate is a chemical compound with the molecular formula SrC2O4. It is formed by the combination of strontium ions (Sr²⁺) and oxalate ions (C2O4²⁻). Here are some key aspects and uses of strontium oxalate:
- Chemical Composition: Strontium oxalate is composed of one strontium (Sr) atom, two carbon (C) atoms, and four oxygen (O) atoms, as represented by its chemical formula SrC2O4.
- Solubility: It is sparingly soluble in water, which means it dissolves only to a limited extent in aqueous solutions.
- Crystalline Form: It typically appears as a white crystalline powder or solid.
- Luminescent Material: It has been used in the production of luminescent materials, especially in the field of phosphors for cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and other display technologies. When strontium oxalate is doped with certain rare-earth elements or other activators, it can emit visible light when excited by an energy source, such as electrons.
- Analytical Chemistry: It can be used in analytical chemistry as a reagent for the determination of strontium ions in various substances.
- Pyrotechnic industry :It is used in leather making and fireworks pyrotechnics industry
- It is an odorless white colored chemical powder
- Uses its original form at 150 C
- Insoluble in cold water
- Orally poisonous