Oxide of Gadolinium foil is used in the control rods of some nuclear reactors. It is used as nuclear control rod material. Neutron shielding, phosphor activator, catalyst, scavenger for oxygen in titanium production. A metal element that is used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other imaging methods. It has been used in making gadolinium yttrium garnets, which have microwave applications.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H228-H260
Flammable solid. In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.