Agent Name

Scandium nitride

CAS Number

25764-12-9

Formula

N-Sc

Major Category

Metals

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

The only earth-metal nitride that is stable in humid atmospheric conditions; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Use as a semiconductor in solar cells has been proposed; [Ullmann]

Comments

Its properties lie between the ionic nitrides and the transition-metal nitrides. [Ullmann] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases. See "NITRIDES."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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