Germanium dioxide

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White, crystalline power. Germanium dioxide, when heated, vitrifies to form a glassy substance. It is used in making infrared-transmitting glass and optical glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

germanium oxide; germanium (IV) oxide

Composition GeO2
CAS 1310-53-8
Density 6.239
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 104.61

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion. May be harmful by inhalation or contact.

Aldrich Chemical: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4417

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