Agent Name

Dicerium trioxide

CAS Number

1345-13-7

Formula

Ce2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77280; CI 77280; Cerium oxide; Cerium oxide (Ce2O3); Cerium sesquioxide; Cerium trioxide; Cerium(III) oxide; Cerous oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Gray-green solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a constituent of incandescent gas mantles, a catalyst in "self-cleaning" ovens, and a glass polishing agent; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Ceric oxide." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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