Cerium(III) nitrate

  • Cerium nitrate
  • Cerium(3+) nitrate
  • Cerium trinitrate
  • Cerous nitrate
  • Nitric acid, cerium(3+) salt
Formula
Ce(NO3)3
Structure
Description
Amber solution with an acrid, pungent odor. Distributed as an aqueous solution.
Uses
Separation of Ce from other rare earths.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10108-73-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-297-2
RTECS
FK6280000
UN (DOT)
1760
Merck
12,2044
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CeN3O9
Formula mass
326.13
Density
1.90 g/cm3

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep containers tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Keep combustible materials away. Store only in approved containers.
Protection
Use impermeable gloves and protective clothing. Use face shield and/or chemical goggles.
Respirators
Positive pressure air supplied respirator that meets OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements.
Small spills/leaks
Stop spill/release if it can be done with minimal risk. Moisten and scoop up and transfer to a clean container.
Stability
Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Reducing agents, combustible materials.
Decomposition
Oxides of nitrogen if temperature exceeds 150 C.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use water to cool material and keep wet. Hazardous combustion/decomposition products may be released by this material when exposed to heat/fire. Use caution and wear protective cloting and respiratory protection. Move undamaged containers from immediate hazard area if it can be done with minimal risk.
Fire potential
Not flammable but may increase the flammability of any combustible material.
Hazards
Closed containers can exploted in the heat of a fire.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Effects of overexposure may include severe irritation, coughing, shortness of breath and bronchitis.
   Ingestion
Corrosive. May be harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause severre irritation and burns of the mouth, throat and digestive tract.
   Inhalation
Corrosive. May be harmful if inhaled. May cause severe irritation and burns of the nose, throat and respiratory tract.
   Skin
Corrosive, may cause severe irritation, burns, permanent damage. May be absorbed through the skin
   Eyes
Corrosive. Contact may cause severe irritation, burns and permanent damage.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting. If victim has breathing difficulties, seek emergency help immediately. If victim is conscious and alert, rinse mouth with water and dilute the ingested material by having dring a glass of milk or water. Call physician or poison center.
   Inhalation
Immediately move to fresh air. If symptoms develop, seek immediate medical attention. If not breathing, clear airway and begin artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Seek medical attention.
   Skin
Immediately flush with large amounts of water while removing contaminated and/or constrictive clothing. If skin surface is damaged, apply a clean dressing and seek medical attention. If skin surface is not damaged, wash with mild soap and water. If irritation or redness develops, seek medical attention.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with large amounts of water. Hold eyelids apart and flush for at least 30 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
1760
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
III