MediLexicon radon - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'radon'

[1. A gaseous radioactive element, atomic no. 86, resulting from the breakdown of radium; of the isotopes with mass numbers between 198 and 228, only 222Rn is medically significant as an α-emitter, with a half-life of 3.8235 days; it is used in the treatment of certain malignancies. Poorly ventilated homes in some parts of the country have accumulated a dangerous amount of naturally occurring radon gas.

Molecular Formula: Rn

InChI: InChI=1/Rn/i1-2

SMILES: [220Rn]

CAS number 22481-48-7

    Radon, isotope of mass 220
    radon, isotope of mass 220

    PubChem CID 62761
    CAS 22481-48-7 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 33491
    Gmelin 297037
    PubChem ID 11533795