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Gold Foil

High Purity Au Foil
CAS 7440-57-5

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(2N) 99% Gold Foil AU-M-02-F Request Quote
(2N5) 99.5% Gold Foil AU-M-025-F Request Quote
(3N) 99.9% Gold Foil AU-M-03-F Request Quote
(3N5) 99.95% Gold Foil AU-M-035-F Request Quote
(4N) 99.99% Gold Foil AU-M-04-F Request Quote
(5N) 99.999% Gold Foil AU-M-05-F Request Quote

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Au 7440-57-5 24882773 23985 MFCD00003436 231-165-9 N/A [Au] InChI=1S/Au PCHJSUWPFVWCPO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
196.97 N/A 19.3 gm/cc N/A 1064.43°C 3080°C 3.18 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 2.214 microhm-cm @ 20°C 2.4 Paulings 0.308 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 81.8 K-Cal/gm atom at 3080°C 3.03 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing Gold High Purity Foil and sheets in many thicknesses and sizes for numerous industrial uses. Most foils are produced from cast Ingots for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Ultra High Purity (99.9+%) thin film foilThermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thickness can range from 0.003" to approximately 2mm for all metals. Some metals can also be rolled down as thin as 0.001” for use as an evaporation source in microelectronics, optics, magnetics, MEMS, and hard resistant coatings. Piece sizes are available up to approximately 7" maximum width. Maximum lengths of about 20" can be obtained with a nominal thickness between about 0.005" and 0.020" for thin film deposition on glass or metal substrates. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Gold as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Gold (Au) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Gold (atomic symbol: Au, atomic number: 79) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 196.966569. The number of electrons in each of Gold's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f142 5d10 6s1. Gold Bohr ModelThe gold atom has a radius of 144 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm. Gold was first discovered by Early Man prior to 6000 B.C. In its elemental form, gold has a metallic yellow appearance. Elemental Gold Gold is a soft metal and is usually alloyed to give it more strength. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity, and is unaffected by air and most reagents. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements. Gold is often found as a free element and with silver as a gold silver alloy. Less commonly, it is found in minerals as gold compounds, usually with tellurium. For more information on gold, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of gold products, visit the Gold element page.

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Gold

  • Compact nanoparticle cluster preparation from PEG-coated gold nanoparticles by fine-tuning colloidal interactions. Dániel Zámbó, György Z. Radnoczi, and András Deák. Langmuir: February 16, 2015
  • Gold Photoluminescence Wavelength and Polarization Engineering. Sebastian K.H. Andersen, Anders Pors, and Sergey I Bozhevolnyi. ACS Photonics: February 16, 2015
  • Enhanced Radiation Therapy with Multilayer Microdisks Containing Radio-sensitizing Gold Nanoparticles. Peipei Zhang, Yong Qiao, Junfei Xia, Jingjiao Guan, Liyuan Ma, and Ming Su. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: February 13, 2015
  • Multidimensional Sensor for Pattern Recognition of Proteins based on DNA-Gold Nanoparticles Conjugates. Wenbo Sun, Yuexiang Lu, Jinpeng Mao, Ning Chang, Jiaoe Yang, and Yueying Liu. Anal. Chem.: February 12, 2015
  • Enhancement of Solar Hydrogen Generation by Synergistic Interaction of La2Ti2O7 Photocatalyst with Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles and Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanosheets. Fanke Meng, Scott K Cushing, Jiangtian Li, Shimeng Hao, and Nianqiang (Nick) Wu. ACS Catal.: February 12, 2015
  • Nanometric Rulers Based on Plasmon Coupling in Pairs of Gold Nanoparticles. Anatolii I. Dolinnyi. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 12, 2015
  • Protein-gold hybrid nanocubes for cell imaging and drug delivery. Han Ding, Dongying Yang, Chen Zhao, Zhuokun Song, Pengchang Liu, Yu Wang, Zhijun Chen, and Jiacong Shen. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: February 11, 2015
  • Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of Telomerase Activity Using Spherical Nucleic Acids Gold Nanoparticles Triggered Mimic-Hybridization Chain Reaction Enzyme-free Dual Signal Amplification. Wenjing Wang, Jingjing Li, Kai Rui, Panpan Gai, Jianrong Zhang, and Jun-Jie Zhu. Anal. Chem.: February 11, 2015
  • Rapid and Sensitive Detection of the Food Allergen Glycinin in Powdered Milk Using a Lateral Flow Colloidal Gold Immunoassay Strip Test. Yao Wang, Ruiguang Deng, Gaiping Zhang, Qingmei Li, Jifei Yang, Ya ning Sun, Zhixi Li, and Xiaofei Hu. J. Agric. Food Chem.: February 11, 2015
  • Theoretical Study on Electroreduction of p-Nitrothiophenol on Silver and Gold Electrode Surfaces. Liu-Bin Zhao, Jia-Li Chen, Meng Zhang, De-Yin Wu, and Zhong-Qun Tian. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 10, 2015