Agent Name

Gadolinium(III) oxide

CAS Number

12064-62-9

Formula

Gd2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Digadolinium trioxide; Gadolinia; Gadolinium oxide; Gadolinium sesquioxide; Gadolinium trioxide; Gadolinium(3+) oxide; Gadolinium(III) oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Hygroscopic powder; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in control rods in some nuclear reactors; [Merck Index] Used in neutron shields, catalysts, ceramics, glass, filament coatings, lasers, masers, and to activate TV phosphors; [Hawley]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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