- Lutetium(III) chloride
- Lutetium trichloride
white monoclinic crystals, hygroscopic
Used in making laser crystal, phosphors and also have specialized uses in ceramics, glass, phosphors, lasers, also be used as catalysts in cracking, alkylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
3.98 g/cm3 (25 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Store under nitrogen.
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Government approved respirator.
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Nature of decomposition products not known.
Extinguish using Noncombustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Irritant. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
May be harmful if swallowed.
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Causes eye irritation.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.