Thorium is used as fuel in nuclear reactors to produce fissionable uranium isotopes. Because of its radioopacity, various thorium compounds are used to facilitate visualization in roentgenography.
Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.
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|Application Notes||Thorium is used as fuel in nuclear reactors to produce fissionable uranium isotopes. Because of its radioopacity, various thorium compounds are used to facilitate visualization in roentgenography.|
|Boiling Point||4788 °C|
|Density||11.7 g/cu cm|
|Melting Point||1750 °C|
|Molecular Weight||232.038 g/mol|
|Pack Size||10 g|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Respiratory protection: Breathing apparatus only if aerosol or dust is formed. Hand protection: Handle with gloves Skin and body protection: Usual safety precautions while handling the product will provide adequate protection against this potential effect. Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields Hygiene measures: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.|
|Product Families Description||Thorium|
|Solubility||Insoluble in water | soluble in hydrochloric acid - sulfuric acid - aqua regia | slightly soluble in nitric acid|
|Storage and Handling||Store at Room Temperature (15-30 °C).|
|Usage Statement||Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.|
|Vapor Pressure||1 Pa at 2360 °C | 10 Pa at 2634 °C | 100 Pa at 2975 °C | 1 kPa at 3410 °C | 10 kPa at 3986 °C |100 kPa at 4782 °C|