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Ytterbium(III) fluoride is used in the preparation and study of fluorinated glasses. Further, it is employed as a laboratory reagent and in optical glasses and structural ceramics. It finds application in catalysts, electrical components and photo-optical materials.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H331-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.