Agent Name

Americium oxide

CAS Number

12005-67-3

Formula

Am-O2

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Americium dioxide; [ChemIDplus] Americium (IV) oxide;

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

Black cubic crystals; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Sources/Uses

"Americium dioxide, AmO2, is obtained by ignition of most trivalent Am compounds." [Merck Index #392]

Comments

See Americium

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Soluble in acid; mp >1000 (decomposes); [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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