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Lanthanum chloride solutions are used in various water treatment applications. It is also used in biochemical research. Doped with cerium, it is applied as a scintillator material. In organic synthesis, lanthanum trichloride functions as a mild lewis acid. This compound is used in gamma detectors.
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Wang, L.; Wang, W.; Zhou, Q.; Huang, X. Combined effects of lanthanum (III) chloride and acid rain on photosynthetic parameters in rice. Chemosphere 2014, 112, 355-361.
Hazard Statements: H290-H303-H318-H317
May be corrosive to metals. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P310a-P406-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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor Store in corrosive resistant container with a resistant inner liner. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.