thorium oxide


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thorium oxide

[′thȯr·ē·əm ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
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Thorium oxide has a melting point of 3300degC, the highest of all known oxides.
Also found in the samples was phosphate resulting from the oxidation of white phosphorus and tungsten material carcinogens, in addition to copper and aluminum oxide, a carcinogenic and radioactive thorium oxide material.
(6,7,9) Risk factors for developing angiosarcoma in other anatomic subsites--such as exposure to vinyl chloride, pyothorax, and thorium oxide and the presence of lymphedema--have not been clearly implicated in head and neck lesions.