Agent Name

Cerous nitrate

CAS Number

10108-73-3

Formula

N3-O9.Ce

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerium nitrate; Cerium nitrate (VAN); Cerium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3; Cerium trinitrate; Cerium(3+) nitrate; Cerium(III) nitrate; Cerous nitrate; Cerous nitrate (Ce(NO3)3); Dusicnan cerity [Czech]; Nitric acid, cerium(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Colorless, deliquescent solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in separation of rare earth elements and as a catalyst; Used in past to make incandescent mantles; [Merck Index]

Comments

Caution: strong oxidizer and fire risk; [Hawley] See "Cerium." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 200 deg C (decomposes); [Hawley]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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