Cerium Oxide Powder

(Spray Dried)
CeO2 Powder
CAS 1306-38-3

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Cerium Oxide Powder CE-OX-02-P Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Cerium Oxide Powder CE-OX-03-P Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Cerium Oxide Powder CE-OX-04-P Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Cerium OxidePowder CE-OX-05-P Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem
PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
CeO2 1306-38-3 24861091 73963 MFCD00010933 215-150-4 Dioxocerium N/A O=[Ce]=O InChI=1S/Ce.2O CETPSERCERDGAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
CeO2 172.12 Brown to yellow 2,400° C (4,352° F) 3,500° C (6,332° F) 7.65 g/cm3 171.895 g/mol 171.895264 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

Oxide IonAmerican Elements specializes in producing spray dry and non-spray dry high purity Cerium Oxide Powder with the smallest possible average grain sizes for use in preparation of pressed and bonded sputtering targets and in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation,High Purity (99.999%) Cerium(IV) Oxide (CeO2) Powder Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Powders are also useful in any application where high surface areas are desired such as water treatment and in fuel cell and solar applications. Nanoparticles (See also Nanotechnology Information and Quantum Dots) also produce very high surface areas. Our standard Powder particle sizes average in the range of - 325 mesh, - 100 mesh, 10-50 microns and submicron (< 1 micron) and our spray dried powder with binder provides an extremely narrow particle size distribution (PSD) for use in thermal and plasma spray guns and other coating applications. We can also provide many materials in the nanoscale range. We also produce Cerium Oxide as pellets, pieces, tablets, and sputtering target. Oxide compounds are not conductive to electricity. However, certain perovskite structured oxides are electronically conductive finding application in the cathode of solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen generation systems. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. Other shapes are available by request.

Cerium (Ce) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolCerium (atomic symbol: Ce, atomic number: 58) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 140.116. The number of electrons in each of cerium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 19, 9, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f2 6s2. Cerium Bohr ModelThe cerium atom has a radius of 182.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 235 pm. In its elemental form, cerium has a silvery white appearance. Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earths metals. It is characterized chemically by having two valence states, the +3 cerous and +4 ceric states. The ceric state is the only non-trivalent rare earth ion stable in aqueous solutions. Elemental CeriumIt is, therefore, strongly acidic and moderately toxic. It is also a strong oxidizer. The cerous state closely resembles the other trivalent rare earths. Cerium is found in the minerals allanite, bastnasite, hydroxylbastnasite, monazite, rhabdophane, synchysite and zircon. Cerium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jakob Berzelius, and Wilhelm Hisinger in 1803 and first isolated by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1839. The element was named after the asteroid Ceres. For more information on cerium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of cerium products, visit the Cerium Information Center.


Ceric oxide, Dioxocerium, Cerium dioxide, Needlal, Ceria, Cerium(IV) oxide, Cerium(IV) hydroxide, Opaline, Cerium (IV) dioxide, Ceric dioxide, Cerium(IV)dioxide, Nidoral, Diketocerium, Dioxocerium

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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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