Agent Name

Dysprosium oxide

CAS Number

1308-87-8

Formula

Dy2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Didysprosium trioxide; Dysprosia (Dy2O3); Dysprosium sesquioxide; Dysprosium trioxide; Dysprosium(III) oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Slightly hygroscopic white powder; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in nuclear control rods; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Dysprosium." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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