radium sulfate

radium sulfate

[′rād·ē·əm ′səl‚fāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
RaSO4 Water-insoluble, radioactive, poisonous, white crystals; used in medicine.
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This moderately [gamma]-active waste forms the upper 5 to 10 meters of the dump profile as the "upper gray layer" and covers the much more [gamma]-active uranium production waste ("brown layer") that contains at least a hundred-fold more (several kilograms) of radium [sup.226]Ra, though in a very insoluble form (barium-coprecipitated radium sulfate).
Radiation doses to nearby organs were estimated on the basis of bilateral use in an adult of 50 mg of radium sulfate in a 0.5-mm platinum capsule for 12 minutes per session for three sessions.