Agent Name

Neodymium

CAS Number

7440-00-8

Formula

Nd

Major Category

Metals

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Silver-white metal that yellows on exposure to air; [Merck Index] Soft, malleable metal; soluble in dilute acids; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in electronics, alloys, glass, metallurgical research, lasers, and iron and steel production (gas scavenger); [Hawley]

Comments

Salts are eye irritants; [Hawley] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 1021 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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