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Lutetium(III) iodide is mixed with other metal iodides like yttrium iodide and gadolinium iodide to prepare scintillators, which is used for gamma and neutron detection. Further, it reacts with elemental iodine in 2-propanol to form the ionic species, [LuI2(HOiPr)4][I].
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D'Angelo, P.; Migliorati, V.; Spezia, R.; De Panfilis, S.; Persson, I.; Zitolo, A. K-edge XANES investigation of octakis (DMSO) lanthanoid(III) complexes in DMSO solution and solid iodides. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15 (22), 8684-8691.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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