Agent Name

Lanthanum oxide

CAS Number

1312-81-8

Formula

La2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dilanthanum oxide; Dilanthanum trioxide; Lanthana; Lanthania (La2O3); Lanthanum oxide; Lanthanum sesquioxide; Lanthanum trioxide; Lanthanum(3+) oxide; Lanthanum(III) oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

White solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Soluble in acids; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in calcium lights, optical glass, ceramics, carbon-arc electrodes, phosphors, and refractories; [Hawley]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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