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Lanthanum(III) fluoride is used in phosphor lamp coating, carbon arc electrodes and in lasers. It is also used in fluoride selective electrodes. Further, it is used as a non-ferrous metal additive and used in metal alloys.
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Li, Z.; Hou, X.; Yu, L.; Zhang, Z.; Zhang, P. Preparation of lanthanum trifluoride nanoparticles surface-capped by tributyl phosphate and evaluation of their tribological properties as lubricant additive in liquid paraffin. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2014, 292, 971-977.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and 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.