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== Risks ==
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* Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation.  Human carcinogen.
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* May explode or self-ignite in air.
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IBILABS: [http://ibilabs.com/msds/new-uranium-compounds-msds/depleted-uranium-msds/ SDS]
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
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* Insoluble in water, alcohols, and alkalies.
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* Soluble in acetone, acids.
  
 
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==Resources and Citations==
 
 
Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation.  Human carcinogen.
 
 
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

Latest revision as of 11:28, 1 September 2020

Description

Although expensive, the depleted uranium oxide is sometimes used as a pigment in glazes. It produces red and orange colors at about 940 C while slightly higher temperatures give a soft yellow color (Kawai's yellow). It can turn gray or black at temperatures above 1260 C.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Kawai yellow

Risks

  • Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Human carcinogen.
  • May explode or self-ignite in air.

IBILABS: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Insoluble in water, alcohols, and alkalies.
  • Soluble in acetone, acids.
Composition U3O8
CAS # 7440-61-1
Density 7.3

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992