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  • 54451-24-0
  • La2(CO3)3
  • 99.9%
  • – 325 mesh
  • 611-146-5
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Description

Characteristic

Lanthanum carbonate, La2(CO3)3, is the salt formed by lanthanum(III) cations and carbonate anions. It is an ore of lanthanum metal, (Bastnäsite) along with monazite.

Chemical formula:La2(CO3)3

Molar mass: 457.838 g/mol

Appearance: White powder, hygroscopic

Density: 2.6–2.7 g/cm3

Melting point: decomposes

Solubility in water:negligible

Solubility: soluble in acids

Application

Lanthanum carbonate is used in medicine as a phosphate binder.

Lanthanum carbonate is also used for the tinting of glass, for water treatment, and as a catalyst for hydrocarbon cracking.