Odorless, silver-gray solid.
Oxide in glass to improve optical properties.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 11 15
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Handle under dry argon. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. Ensure good ventilation at the workplace. Keep ignition sources away. Protect from electrostatic charges.
Impervious gloves, safety glasses, full face protection and protective work clothing.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Oxidizing agents, acids, halogens, water/moisture, sulfur.
Hydrogen, metal oxide fume.
Use dry powder. Do not use water, carbon dioxide or halogenated extinguisher. Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective, impervious suit.
Material is highly flammable.
Contact with water releases hydrogen (explosive.)
Lanthanons can cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages. Exposure may also lead to sensitivity to heat, itching, increased awareness of odor and taste, and liver damage.
Seek immediate medical advice.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.