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Cadmium Metal

High Purity Cd Metal
CAS 7440-43-9

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Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Cd 7440-43-9 23973 MFCD00010914 231-152-8 8137359 [Cd] InChI=1S/Cd BDOSMKKIYDKNTQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
112.41 Yellow 8.65 g/cm3 320.9 °C 765 °C 96.6
72.7 nΩ-cm @ 22 °C 1.7 Paulings 0.23 kJ/kg K 99.87 kJ·mol-1 6.21kJ·mol-1 >Safety Data Sheet

High Purity (99.99999%) Cadmium (Cd) MetalCadmium Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, wire, and sputtering target. 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Cadmium metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. 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.

Cadmium (Cd) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolCadmium (atomic symbol: Cd, atomic number: 48) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 112.411. Cadmium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Cadmium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2. The cadmium atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 230 pm.Cadmium was discovered and first isolated by Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817. In its elemental form, cadmium has a silvery bluish gray metallic appearance. Cadmium makes up about 0.1 ppm of the earth's crust. Elemental CadmiumNo significant deposits of cadmium containing ores are known, however, it is sometimes found in its metallic form. It is a common impurity in zinc ores and is isolated during the production of zinc. Cadmium is a key component in battery production and particular pigments and coatings due to its distinct yellow color. Cadmium oxide is used in phosphors for television picture tubes. The name Cadmium originates from the Latin word 'cadmia' and the Greek word 'kadmeia'. For more information on cadmium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of cadmium products, visit the Cadmium 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 Cadmium

  • Controlling the Trap State Landscape of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystals with Cadmium Halide Ligands. Matthew J. Greaney, Elsa Couderc, Jing Zhao, Benjamin A. Nail, Matthew Mecklenburg, William Thornbury, Frank E. Osterloh, Stephen E. Bradforth, and Richard L. Brutchey. Chem. Mater.: January 12, 2015
  • Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Expression in Lycopersicon esculentum Seedling Roots in Response to Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury, and Lead. Jing Hou, Xinhui Liu, Juan Wang, Shengnan Zhao, and Baoshan Cui. Environ. Sci. Technol.: January 6, 2015
  • Efficient and Ultrafast Formation of Long-Lived Charge-Transfer Exciton State in Atomically Thin Cadmium Selenide/Cadmium Telluride Type-II Heteronanosheets. Kaifeng Wu, Qiuyang Li, Yanyan Jia, James R. McBride, Zhao-xiong Xie, and Tianquan Lian. ACS Nano: December 30, 2014
  • Bioaccumulation Kinetics and Organ Distribution of Cadmium and Zinc in the Freshwater Decapod Crustacean Macrobrachium australiense. Tom Cresswell, Stuart L. Simpson, Debashish Mazumder, Paul D. Callaghan, and An P. Nguyen. Environ. Sci. Technol.: December 24, 2014
  • Single Drop Solution Electrode Glow Discharge for Plasma Assisted-Chemical Vapor Generation: Sensitive Detection of Zinc and Cadmium in Limited Amounts of Samples. Zhi-ang Li, Qing Tan, Xiandeng Hou, Kailai Xu, and Chengbin Zheng. Anal. Chem.: November 19, 2014
  • Biosorption of Cadmium by Waste Shell Dust of Fresh Water Mussel Lamellidens marginalis: Implications for Metal Bioremediation. Asif Hossain, Satya Ranjan Bhattacharyya, and Gautam Aditya. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.: November 17, 2014
  • Tailoring the Exciton Fine Structure of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals with Shape Anisotropy and Magnetic Field. Chiara Sinito, Mark J. Fernée, Serguei V. Goupalov, Paul Mulvaney, Philippe Tamarat, and Brahim Lounis. ACS Nano: October 20, 2014
  • Evidence of Common Cadmium and Copper Uptake Routes in Zebrafish Danio rerio. I. Komjarova and N.R. Bury. Environ. Sci. Technol.: October 7, 2014
  • Ratiometric Electrochemical Sensor for Selective Monitoring of Cadmium Ions Using Biomolecular Recognition. Xiaolan Chai, Limin Zhang, and Yang Tian. Anal. Chem.: October 1, 2014
  • Uptake and Subcellular Distributions of Cadmium and Selenium in Transplanted Aquatic Insect Larvae. Maikel Rosabal, Dominic E. Ponton, Peter G. C. Campbell, and Landis Hare. Environ. Sci. Technol.: September 30, 2014