Agent Name

Cesium carbonate

CAS Number

534-17-8

Formula

C-H2-O3.2Cs

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Carbonic acid, cesium salt (1:2); Carbonic acid, dicesium salt; Dicesium carbonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Highly deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder or granules; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Catalyst in ethylene oxide polymerization; in coating for spatter-free welding of steel in CO2; in oxide cathode." [Merck Index] "There is a huge growing desire in caesium and its compounds for energy conversion devices such as magneto-hydrodynamic generators, thermionic emitters, and fuel cells." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes convulsions, elevated blood pressure, and proteinuria in intraperitoneal and subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cesium."

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