Agent Name

Erbium oxide

CAS Number

12061-16-4

Formula

Er2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Erbia; Erbium sesquioxide; Erbium trioxide; Erbium(3+) oxide; Erbium(III) oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Water insoluble, pink powder; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to activate phosphors and to make infra-red absorbing glass; [Hawley]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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