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Praseodymium(III, IV) oxide is used in pigment in glass, optic and ceramic industries. Praseodymium-doped glass, called didymium glass is used in welding, blacksmithing, and glass-blowing goggles due to its blocking property of infrared radiation. It is employed in the solid state synthesis of praseodymium molybdenum oxide, which is used as a semiconductor.
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Qiu, C.; Chen, H.; Xie, Z.; Wong, M.; Kwok, H. S. Praseodymium Oxide Coated Anode for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2002, 80 (19), 3485-3487.
Hazard Statements: H319-H335
Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280i-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear eye/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.