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It can be used as catalyst and chemical reagent. In its usual oxidized form, samarium is added to ceramics and glasses where it increases absorption of infrared light. Samarium-149 has high cross-section for neutron capture and is therefore used in the control rods of nuclear reactors.
Hazard Statements: H228-H260-H317-H334-H350
Flammable solid. In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P223-P231+P232-P240-P241-P261-P272-P280g-P281-P285-P302+P352-P304+P341-P308+P313-P333+P313-P335+P334-P342+P311-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves. Use personal protective equipment as required. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant