Barium Aluminide

CAS 12672-79-6

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Barium Aluminide BA-ALI-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Barium Aluminide BA-ALI-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Barium Aluminide BA-ALI-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Barium Aluminide BA-ALI-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
BaAl4 12672-79-6 24872971 6337003 MFCD00800217 235-493-3 aluminum; barium N/A [AlH3].[AlH3].[AlH3].[AlH3].[Ba] InChI=1S/4Al.Ba CNMLKYRHFLUEAL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Al4Ba 245.253 N/A 3.2 g/cm3 N/A 245.830993652344 Da N/A Safety Data Sheet

Aluminide IonBarium Aluminide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Aluminide compounds contain aluminium and one or more electropositive elements. Since aluminum is adjactent to the nonmetals on the periodic table, it forms compounds with properties intermediate between those of a metallic alloy and an ionic compound. Aluminides have found applications in hydrogen storage technology, industrial manufacturing, and in coatings for furnaces and other high temperature applications. In a recent series of hypergravity experiments, the European Space Agency (ESA) created a unique alloy of titanium aluminide whose light weight and durability may prove critical to the aeronautical industry. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Barium (Ba) and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolBarium (atomic symbol: Ba, atomic number: 56) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 137.27. The number of electrons in each of barium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 6s2. Barium Bohr ModelBarium is a member of the alkaline-earth metals. The barium atom has a radius of 222 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 268 pm. Barium was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1772 and first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1808. Elemental Barium In its elemental form, barium is a soft, silvery-gray metal. Industrial applications for barium include acting as a "getterer," or unwanted gas remover, for vacuum tubes, and as an additive to steel and cast iron. Barium is also alloyed with silicon and aluminum as load-bearing alloys. The main commercial source of barium is the mineral barite (BaSO4); it does not occur naturally as a free element . The name barium is derived from the Greek word "barys," meaning heavy. For more information on barium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of barium products, visit the Barium Information Center.

Aluminum (Al) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolAluminum, also known as Aluminium, (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element.Aluminum Bohr ModelAluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metallic metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental Aluminum Although it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827. For more information on aluminum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of aluminum products, visit the Aluminum Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H332
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 20/22
Safety Precautions 28
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1393 4.3/PG 2
WGK Germany 1
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

Aluminium - barium (4:1), barium aluminum alloy; Aluminum, compd. with barium (4:1

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Recent Research & Development for Barium

  • Jen-Hsien Hsu, Cheol-Woon Kim, Richard K. Brow, Joe Szabo, Ray Crouch, Rob Baird, An alkali-free barium borosilicate viscous sealing glass for solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014
  • Gan Jet Hong Melvin, Qing-Qing Ni, Toshiaki Natsuki, Electromagnetic wave absorption properties of barium titanate/carbon nanotube hybrid nanocomposites, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Junhai Shen, Keyu Chen, Liangchao Li, Weixiang Wang, Ye Jin, Fabrication and microwave absorbing properties of (Z-type barium ferrite/silica)@polypyrrole composites, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Hongyi Li, Lingyun Dong, Yi Lu, Shilie Pan, Xiaoquan Lu, Hongwei Yu, Hongping Wu, Xin Su, Zhihua Yang, Synthesis, crystal structure, and optical properties of a new lead barium borate, PbBa2(B3O6)2, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Yongbo Zhang, Fei Xu, Guoguo Tan, Junli Zhang, Tao Wang, Fashen Li, Improvement of microwave-absorbing properties of Co2Z barium ferrite composite by coating Ag nanoparticles, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Ningning Dai, Zhenhua Wang, Taizhi Jiang, Jie Feng, Wang Sun, Jinshuo Qiao, David Rooney, Kening Sun, A new family of barium-doped Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-d perovskites for application in intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Yong Li, Pei-Chen Su, Lai Mun Wong, Shijie Wang, Chemical stability study of nanoscale thin film yttria-doped barium cerate electrolyte for micro solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Renan Azevedo da Rocha, Carolina Leão Quintanilha, Thayná Viana Lanxin, Júlio Carlos Afonso, Cláudio Augusto Vianna, Valdir Gante, José Luiz Mantovano, Production of potassium manganate and barium manganate from spent zinc–MnO2 dry cells via fusion with potassium hydroxide, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Hye-Lim Kim, Shin Kim, Kyu-Hyung Lee, Hong-Lim Lee, Ki-Tae Lee, Oxygen ion conduction in barium doped LaInO3 perovskite oxides, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 267, 1 December 2014
  • Satoshi Tanaka, Takuma Takahashi, Keizo Uematsu, Fabrication of transparent crystal-oriented polycrystalline strontium barium niobate ceramics for electro-optical application, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 15, December 2014
  • L.A. Reznichenko, V.A. Alyoshin, L.A. Shilkina, M.V. Talanov, S.I. Dudkina, Variations in the microstructure and properties of multicomponent ferroelectric ceramics as a result of its modification by barium, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 9, Part B, November 2014
  • Saptasree Bose, Radhaballabh Debnath, Strong crystal-field effect and efficient phonon assisted Yb3+?Tm3+ energy transfer in a (Yb3+/Tm3+) co-doped high barium–tellurite glass, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 155, November 2014
  • Kaladhar Kamalasanan, Anupriya, M.K. Deepa, Chandra P. Sharma, Supramolecular curcumin–barium prodrugs for formulating with ceramic particles, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 122, 1 October 2014
  • Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti, Matthias Burgener, Manuela Stir, Jürg Hulliger, Barium hydrogen phosphate/gelatin composites versus gelatin-free barium hydrogen phosphate: Synthesis and characterization of properties, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 431, 1 October 2014
  • Maha Rai, Gavin Mountjoy, Molecular dynamics modelling of the structure of barium silicate glasses BaO–SiO2, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 401, 1 October 2014
  • A. Friederich, C. Kohler, M. Nikfalazar, A. Wiens, M. Sazegar, R. Jakoby, W. Bauer, J.R. Binder, Microstructure and microwave properties of inkjet printed barium strontium titanate thick-films for tunable microwave devices, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 12, October 2014
  • C.B. Boothroyd, M.S. Moreno, M. Duchamp, A. Kovács, N. Monge, G.M. Morales, C.A. Barbero, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, Atomic resolution imaging and spectroscopy of barium atoms and functional groups on graphene oxide, Ultramicroscopy, Volume 145, October 2014
  • Tatjana S. Pochekutova, Vyacheslav K. Khamylov, Sergey Yu. Ketkov, Georgy K. Fukin, Nadia M. Khamaletdinova, Boris I. Petrov, Olga V. Kuznetsova, Synthesis, X-ray investigation and DFT calculations of solvated barium ß-diketonate complexes with 18-dibenzocrown-6: [Ba(pta)2(18DBC6)](C6H5CH3)2 and [Ba(pta)2(18DBC6)](CH2Cl2) (pta = 1,1,1-trifluoro-5,5-dimethylhexanedionato-2,4; 18DBC6 = 18-dibenzocrown-6), Polyhedron, Volume 79, 5 September 2014
  • José Pedro Rino, An interaction potential for barium sulfide: A molecular dynamics study, Computational Materials Science, Volume 92, September 2014

Recent Research & Development for Aluminides

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  • G. Hasemann, J.H. Schneibel, M. Krüger, E.P. George, Vacancy strengthening in Fe3Al iron aluminides, Intermetallics, Volume 54, November 2014
  • Doris Feijó Leão Borges, Denise Crocce Romano Espinosa, Cláudio Geraldo Schön, Making iron aluminides out of scrap, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 2, April–June 2014
  • Luiz T.F. Eleno, Leonardo A. Errico, Pablo G. Gonzales-Ormeño, Helena M. Petrilli, Cláudio G. Schön, Ordering phase relationships in ternary iron aluminides, Calphad, Volume 44, March 2014
  • Marian Kupka, Karol Stepien, Katarzyna Nowak, Studies on hydrogen diffusivity in iron aluminides using the Devanathan–Stachurski method, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 75, Issue 3, March 2014
  • Z. Asghar, G. Requena, G.H. Zahid, Rafi-ud-Din, Effect of thermally stable Cu- and Mg-rich aluminides on the high temperature strength of an AlSi12CuMgNi alloy, Materials Characterization, Volume 88, February 2014
  • Luca Settineri, Paolo C. Priarone, Martin Arft, Dieter Lung, Todor Stoyanov, An evaluative approach to correlate machinability, microstructures, and material properties of gamma titanium aluminides, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Volume 63, Issue 1, 2014
  • Mohammd Zamanzade, Afrooz Barnoush, An Overview of the Hydrogen Embrittlement of Iron Aluminides, Procedia Materials Science, Volume 3, 2014
  • X. Montero, M.C. Galetz, M. Schütze, Slurry coated Ni-plated Fe-base alloys: Investigation of the influence of powder and substrate composition on interdiffusional and structural degradation of aluminides, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 236, 15 December 2013
  • R.S. Dutta, A. Arya, C. Yusufali, B. Vishwanadh, R. Tewari, G.K. Dey, Formation of aluminides on Ni-based superalloy 690 substrate, their characterization and first-principle Ni(111)/NiAl(110) interface simulations, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 235, 25 November 2013
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  • Fritz Klocke, Luca Settineri, Dieter Lung, Paolo Claudio Priarone, Martin Arft, High performance cutting of gamma titanium aluminides: Influence of lubricoolant strategy on tool wear and surface integrity, Wear, Volume 302, Issues 1–2, April–May 2013
  • Oksana Matselko, Svitlana Pukas, Yuriy Lutsyshyn, Roman Gladyshevskii, Dariusz Kaczorowski, Ternary aluminides R0.67Ni2Al6 (R=Sc, Y, Gd–Lu) with partly disordered structures, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 198, February 2013
  • P. Kratochvíl, F. Dobeš, J. Pešicka, P. Málek, J. Buršík, V. Vodicková, P. Hanus, Microstructure and high temperature mechanical properties of Zr-alloyed Fe3Al-type aluminides: The effect of carbon, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 548, 30 June 2012
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  • N.V. Kazantseva, N.V. Mushnikov, A.G. Popov, P.B. Terent’ev, V.P. Pilyugin, Severe plastic deformation and hydrogenation of the titanium aluminides, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 509, Issue 38, 22 September 2011
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  • P. Brito, H. Pinto, Ch. Genzel, M. Klaus, A. Kaysser-Pyzalla, Impact of transition oxides on growth stresses and texture of alumina scales formed during oxidation of iron aluminides, Scripta Materialia, Volume 65, Issue 4, August 2011