Agent Name

Gallium oxide

CAS Number

12024-21-4

Formula

Ga2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Digallium trioxide; Ga2-O3; Gallia; Gallium sesquioxide; Gallium trioxide; Gallium(3+) oxide; [ChemIDplus] Gallium(III) oxide; [Merck Index] Gallium(3+) trioxide; [CAMEO]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Found in different crystal forms with the beta being the only stable form; [Merck Index] White odorless solid; [CAMEO] Fine white crystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Possesses conduction and luminescence properties; Used in semiconductors, gas sensing, catalysis, and nanostructures as blue and UV light emitters; [Merck Index] Used in spectroscopic analysis; [NTP]

Comments

Causes flaccid paralysis, effects on food intake, and somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes changes in blood and weight loss in 4-week intermittent inhalation studies (unspecified mammal species); [RTECS] May cause reduced red blood cell and platelet counts, anemia, and skin rash; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Gallium."

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