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Yttriium(III) oxide is used to make phosphors for color TV tubes, yttrium iron garnets for use as microwave filters, high temperature superconductors, as a mineralizing agent for the formation of spinel and as a stabilizer for high-temperature service materials. It is presurcor for important inorganic compounds. It is a potential solid-state laser material which allows the efficient operation both in continuous operation and in pulsed regimes.
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Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P264-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313
Wear eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.