Lanthanum Oxide ( La2O3 ) Lanthana - Properties and Applications


Lanthanum oxide (La2O3), also known as Lanthana is usually supplied as an odourless white powder. It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in acids.

Key Properties

Property Value
Density (g/cm3) 6.51
Melting Point (°C) 2310



Lanthanum oxide finds uses in:

  • Optical glasses where it imparts improved alkali resistance
  • La-Ce-Tb phosphors for fluorescent lamps
  • Dielectric and conductive ceramics
  • Barium titanate capacitors
  • X-Ray intensifying screens
  • Lanthanum metal production



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