Some people try chromium for body conditioning including weight loss, increasing muscle, and decreasing body fat. Chromium is also used to improve athletic performance, to increase energy, and to prevent age-related mental decline. Chromium is used intravenously (by IV) as a supplement in nutritional IV drips.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with lithium, nitrogen and strong oxidizing agents.
Chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate is used as a catalyst, as a mordant in printing and dyeing industry. It is involved in the preparation of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran complex of chromium(III) chloride by reacting with trimethylsilylchloride. It finds application in the manufacturing of a variety of chromium-containing pigment in Paint industry and other chromium salts in the chemical industry.