Cadmium oxide

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A dark, brown, crystalline powder. Cadmium oxide is used as a pigment in phosphors, glass, and ceramic glazes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

anhydrous cadmium oxide

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in dilute acids, ammonium hydroxide. Insoluble in water.

Composition CdO
CAS 1306-19-0
Melting Point 900-1000 (dec)
Density 8.15 (crystals)
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 128.4

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion or inhalation. Suspected carcinogen. Decomposes with heat to produce toxic fumes.

International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1593