Lanthanum

Lanthanum

Colour

Silvery-white as a metal; yellowish as lanthanum oxide

Characteristics

It is an easily malleable metal that reacts immediately with dry air to form an oxide layer. Lanthanum decomposes water slowly with the production of hydrogen.

Applications

It is applied in optical as well as in chemical glasses. Moreover, it is needed for the production of pigments, colors and varnishes. Lanthanum is also indispensable in exhaust gas and petrochemical catalysts. It serves as an activator in the manufacture of luminescent material. Besides, it is used to produce animal feed and fertilizers.

Available from TRADIUM

– Lanthanum metal
– Lanthanum oxide