Samarium Nitrate

Samarium Nitrate

CAS #: 13759-83-6
Linear Formula: Sm(NO3)3 • 6H2O
EC No.: 233-798-6

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Product Description

*Samarium Nitrate is a chemical substance with a molecular formula of Sm(NO3)3• 6H2O, a Light Yellow snow-like solid, soluble in water and deliquescent in humid air. It is generally prepared by reacting Samarium Oxalate and hydrogen nitrate, preparing a solution and then concentrating and crystallizing.

*Samarium Nitrate has specialized uses in glass, phosphors, lasers, and thermoelectric devices. One of the most important applications of Samarium is in cobalt magnets, which have a nominal composition of SmCo5 or Sm2Co17. These magnets are found in small motors, headphones, and high-end magnetic pickups for guitars and related musical instruments.

*Calcium Chloride crystals treated with Samarium have been employed in lasers which produce beams of light intense enough to burn metal or bounce off the moon. Samarium Oxide is used in optical and infrared absorbing glass to absorb infrared radiation. 

*Also, it is used as a neutron absorber in control rods for nuclear power reactors. The Oxide catalyzes dehydration of acyclic primary alcohols to aldehydes and ketones. Another use involves preparation of other Samarium salts.

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Technical Data

Samarium Nitrate 99.9%



Properties (Theoretical)

Compound FormulaN3O6Sm
Molecular Weight444.47
Melting PointN/A
Boiling PointN/A
Exact Mass275.895 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass275.895325 Da

Health & Safety Information

Signal WordDanger
Hazard StatementsH272-H315-H319-H335
Hazard CodesO,Xi
Risk Codes8-36/37/38
Safety Statements17-26-36/37/39
RTECS NumberVP3150000
Transport InformationUN 1477 5.1/PG 2
WGK Germany2

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