Agent Name

Scandium(III) nitrate

CAS Number

13465-60-6

Formula

H-N-O3.1/3Sc

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Scandium nitrate; Scandium trinitrate; Scandium(3+) nitrate; Nitric acid, scandium(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1477

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Pentahydrate: White crystals; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in optical coatings, catalysts, electronic ceramics, and in the laser industry; [Wikipedia]

Comments

A nose, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; A mild skin and eye irritant; May be harmful by ingestion (dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and convulsions); [Strem Chemicals MSDS] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases. See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Nitrates, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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