| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||394.08 g/mol|
|Melting point||2,355 °C (4,271 °F; 2,628 K)|
|Boiling point||4,070 °C (7,360 °F; 4,340 K)|
|Solubility|| Reacts with acids|
Insoluble in organic solvents
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
Std enthalpy of
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Ytterbium(III) oxide is the chemical compound with the formula Yb2O3.
Ytterbium(III) oxide reacts with acids forming salts.
Ytterbium(III) oxide is a white solid.
Ytterbium oxide is sold by lab suppliers.
Can be prepared by burning ytterbium metal in an oxygen atmosphere.
- Colorant for glasses and enamels
- Dopant for garnet crystals in lasers
Ytterbium oxide has low toxicity.
In closed bottles.
Ytterbium compounds are expensive and it's best to recycle it.