(2N) 99%  •  (3N) 99.9%  •  (4N) 99.99%  •  (5N) 99.999%  •  (6N) 99.9999%


Specializing in High Purity Metals and Powders, American Elements
can purify materials that are known to be difficult to refine but are
essential to many high tech applications and research.

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  Hydrogen                                 Helium
  Lithium Beryllium                     Boron Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen Fluorine Neon
  Sodium Magnesium                     Aluminum Silicon Phosphorus Sulfur Chlorine Argon
  Potassium Calcium Scandium Titanium Vanadium Chromium Manganese Iron Cobalt Nickel Copper Zinc Gallium Germanium Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton
  Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium Silver Cadmium Indium Tin Antimony Tellurium Iodine Xenon
  Cesium Barium Lanthanum Hafnium Tantalum Tungsten Rhenium Osmium Iridium Platinum Gold Mercury Thallium Lead Bismuth Polonium Astatine Radon
  Francium Radium Actinium Rutherfordium Dubnium Seaborgium Bohrium Hassium Meitnerium Darmstadtium Roentgenium Copernicium Ununtrium Flerovium Ununpentium Livermorium Ununseptium Ununoctium
      Cerium Praseodymium Neodymium Promethium Samarium Europium Gadolinium Terbium Dysprosium Holmium Erbium Thulium Ytterbium Lutetium    
      Thorium Protactinium Uranium Neptunium Plutonium Americium Curium Berkelium Californium Einsteinium Fermium Mendelevium Nobelium Lawerencium    
Selected Ultra High Purity Semiconductor and Laser Crystals and Sputtering Targets

American Elements is the world's leading manufacturer of 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% high purity metals and powders. American Elements specializes in the preparation and purification of compounds to ultra high purity standards: 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N with parts per million (ppm) and parts per billion (ppb) level impurities certified.

99.999% Ultra High Purity Praseodymium Fluoride (PrF)
99.999% Ultra High Purity Ruthenium (II) Chloride (RuCl)
99.999% Nickel (II) Chloride Powder
99.999% Uranyl Acetate Fine Powder

Managed by Ph.D.-level chemists with decades of high purity production experience, American Elements can purify materials that are known to be difficult to refine but are essential to many high tech applications and research. These include most metals, oxides, and fluorides, the entire rare earth (lanthanide) series, cobalt, europium, rhenium, rubidium, scandium, and others to 99.999% purity. We can reach high purity in forms such as nanoparticles and nanopowders, organo-metallic compounds, sputtering targets, foil, rod, pellets and wire; we also produce specialized high purity materials for fuel cells and solar energy applications.

99.999% Ultra High Purity Dysprosium Metal (Dy)Rare earth materials are often sold with a 99.99% purity designation, when in fact they are of lower unknown purity because many testing capabilities of production facilities in China calculate the purity of a specific rare earth element as a ratio based on other rare earths in the compound; the relative quantities of all other elements are assumed. Such producers will represent this type of purity as "RE/TREO". American Elements represents its 99.999% purity designation with respect to all elements on the periodic table - a significant advantage to our customers who are involved in the fields of high technology electronics, optics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

For example, American Elements can prepare aluminum chloride, erbium chloride and ytterbium chloride hydrates with iron and other transition metals less than 100 ppb. Similar purity levels can be obtained with the other rare earth chlorides.

Crystallography Laboratory showing Nd:YAG crystal growth in processWe produce palladium metal, palladium nitrate, and tetraamminepalladium(II) nitrate of 99.999% purity with levels of the above analytes in the low ppb range.

We have routinely prepared large batches of barium nitrate in a purity of 99.9999% with the largest impurity being strontium at less than .5 ppm. We synthesize cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum (II) in a purity of 99.999% with no other detectable heavy metals.

Among its technical capabilities, our high purity production facility includes several large electric muffle furnaces, a tube furnace for hydrogen reduction, 50 gallon glass-lined Pfaudler reactors, all supported by our extensive analytical laboratory including X-ray diffraction, SEM, AA, BET surface area, and ICP Spectrometry for trace metals analysis.

Recent Research & Development for Ultra High Purity Metals

  • Bo Zhong, Guoliang Zhao, Xiaoxiao Huang, Xiaodong Zhang, Jingwei Chen, Hangjuan Ren, Guangwu Wen, A facile route to high-purity BN nanoplates with ultraviolet cathodoluminescence emissions at room temperature, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 53, May 2014
  • Kazutoshi Katahira, Shogo Takesue, Jun Komotori, Kazuo Yamazaki, Micromilling characteristics and electrochemically assisted reconditioning of polycrystalline diamond tool surfaces for ultra-precision machining of high-purity SiC, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Volume 63, Issue 1, 2014
  • A. Prokhodtseva, B. Décamps, R. Schäublin, Comparison between bulk and thin foil ion irradiation of ultra high purity Fe, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 442, Issues 1–3, Supplement 1, November 2013
  • Fuyong Cao, Zhiming Shi, Joelle Hofstetter, Peter J. Uggowitzer, Guangling Song, Ming Liu, Andrej Atrens, Corrosion of ultra-high-purity Mg in 3.5% NaCl solution saturated with Mg(OH)2, Corrosion Science, Volume 75, October 2013
  • S. Descartes, M. Busquet, Y. Berthier, An attempt to produce ex situ TTS to understand their mechanical formation conditions – The case of an ultra high purity iron, Wear, Volume 271, Issues 9–10, 29 July 2011
  • Ariel Moreno-Gobbi, Gabriel Zamir, José A. Eiras, Ultrasonic evidence of the existence of two hydrogen Snoek–Köster relaxations in high-purity single crystal copper, Scripta Materialia, Volume 57, Issue 12, December 2007
  • J. Iijima, J.-W. Lim, S.-H. Hong, S. Suzuki, K. Mimura, M. Isshiki, Native oxidation of ultra high purity Cu bulk and thin films, Applied Surface Science, Volume 253, Issue 5, 30 December 2006
  • J.F. Wang, S.H. Song, Y. Ishikawa, M. Isshiki, Preparation of ultra-high purity CdTe single crystals, Materials Science and Engineering: B, Volume 117, Issue 3, 25 March 2005
  • A. Borbély, J.H. Driver, X-ray diffraction analysis of intergranular strains in cold-rolled ultra high purity iron, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volumes 387–389, 15 December 2004
  • A. Borbély, J.H. Driver, T. Ungár, An X-ray method for the determination of stored energies in texture components of deformed metals; application to cold worked ultra high purity iron, Acta Materialia, Volume 48, Issue 8, 11 May 2000

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