Agent Name

Lanthanum carbide

CAS Number

12071-15-7

Formula

C2-La

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lanthanum dicarbide; [ChemIDplus] UN2813

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Yellow-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Reacts with water producing flammable hydrocarbon gases; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CARBIDES." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Water-reactive solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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