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L4000

Sigma-Aldrich

Lanthanum(III) oxide

≥99.9%

Synonym(s):
Lanthana, Lanthanum sesquioxide, Lanthanum trioxide
Linear Formula:
La2O3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
325.81
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

≥99.9%

form

powder

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: lanthanum

density

6.51 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

battery manufacturing

SMILES string

O=[La]O[La]=O

InChI

1S/2La.3O

InChI key

KTUFCUMIWABKDW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

La2O3 is a wide band gap p-type semiconductor also called lanthanum sesquioxide. It is the only lanthanide oxide with an empty Ln-4f shell and is widely used to prepare optical materials, dielectrics, and conductive ceramics. La2O3 can also be used as a catalyst in many organic transformations.

Application

Lanthanum(III) oxide improves the alkali resistance of the glass and because of its high refractive index and low dispersion, it is widely used in the preparation of camera and telescope lenses, infrared-absorbing glasses, and other special optical fibers. For example, it can be used as a starting material to prepare La2O3-CaO-B2O3-SiO2 glass for diagnosis X-ray shielding.

It can be used to prepare thermal-barrier coatings with a high thermal expansion coefficient and low thermal conductivity.

It can also be used as a recyclable catalytic system for the synthesis of diphenyl sulfides and selenides.
Precursor to LAMOX fast ion conductors and superconductors.

Packaging

100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • High refractive index
  • Thermal stability
  • Hardness
  • High dielectric constant

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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