Agent Name

Scandium

CAS Number

7440-20-2

Formula

Sc

Major Category

Metals

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Silvery-white solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Found in thortveitite, davidite, ytterbite, orthite, and cerrite, often in association with tin or zirconium; [Merck Index] Occurs in the ores wolframite and thortveitite; No major commercial uses, but has been used in tracer studies and semiconductors; [Hawley]

Comments

Powdered form is flammable and irritating; [MSDSonline] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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