Yttrium Nitrate Hexahydrate

Yttrium Nitrate Hexahydrate

Yttrium nitrate hexahydrate is a chemical compound often used in various industrial and scientific applications. Here's an overview:

  • Chemical Formula: Y(NO₃)₃·6H₂O
  • Molar Mass: 491.15 g/mol (hexahydrate form)
  • Appearance: It typically forms colorless crystals.
  • Solubility: It is highly soluble in water and polar solvents.
  • Synthesis: It can be synthesized by combining yttrium oxide, carbonate, or hydroxide with nitric acid followed by crystallization.


  • It's used in the preparation of yttrium oxide for use in ceramics and glass.
  • It serves as a starting material to produce yttrium metal.
  • It plays a role as a dopant, helping to modify the properties of materials in the field of materials science.
  • It's employed in various catalysis processes in organic synthesis.

When handling yttrium nitrate hexahydrate, it is important to adhere to appropriate safety measures as it can be an irritant and should be kept away from incompatible substances. It should also be stored properly to prevent it from losing its six water molecules, as it can easily convert to the anhydrous form upon heating or prolonged exposure to the atmosphere.


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