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Lanthanum oxide Properties

Lanthanum oxide

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Description

 

Lanthanum oxide an inorganic compound containing the rare earth element lanthanum and oxygen. It is used to develop ferroelectric materials, and in optical materials.Lanthanum oxide is an odorless, white solid that is insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute acid. Lanthanum oxide is used to develop ferroelectric materials, such as La-doped Bi4Ti3O12 (BLT). Lanthanum oxide is used in optical materials, often the optical glasses are doped with lanthanum oxide to improve the glass' refractive index, chemical durability, and mechanical strength.Lanthanum oxide is used to make optical glasses, to which this oxide confers increased density, refractive index, and hardness. Together with oxides of tungsten, tantalum, and thorium.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 1312-81-8
IUPAC Name Lanthanum(III) oxide
InChI 1S/2La.3O
InChIKey KTUFCUMIWABKDW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Molar Mass 325.8 g/mol
Molecular Formula La2O3
RTECS Number OE5330000
Synonyms Lanthanum sesquioxide;Lanthana
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