The name of the compound with the chemical formula SrCl2 is strontium chloride. This compound contains one strontium ion and two chloride ions, so it is also specifically called strontium dichloride.
Along with strontium carbonate, citrate and gluconate, strontium chloride belongs to the group of strontium salts. Strontium chloride is used in a wide range of dietary supplements. It is also an important ingredient found in toothpastes used to reduce teeth sensitivity. A radioactive form of strontium called strontium-89 chloride has significant effects in reducing pain caused by some forms of cancer. Strontium has four stable isotopes and several radioactive isotopes.