Agent Name

Scandium oxide

CAS Number

12060-08-1

Formula

O3-Sc2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Scandia; [Merck Index] Scandium (III) oxide; [MSDSonline]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in thortveitite; Used to make scandium fluoride; [Hawley]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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