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Ultra Thin Gadolinium Foil

Gd Nanometal™
CAS 7440-54-2

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Gd 7440-54-2 24855949 23982 MFCD00011022 231-162-2 N/A [Gd] InChI=1S/Gd UIWYJDYFSGRHKR-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
157.25 Silvery 7901kg/m³ N/A 1312°C 3250°C 0.105 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 140.5 microhm-cm @ 25°C 1.1 Paulings 0.055 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 72 K-Cal/gm atom at 3266°C 3.70 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements' Nanometal™ nanofoil manufacturing unit produces ultra thin foil as thin as only 50 nm thick in diameters up to 910 mm. Typically, foils are in thicknesses from 20 nm to 1000 nm, 1 micron, 2 micron, and up to a few microns thick. Nanometal™ ultra thin foil can also be produced on a substrate with a parting agent to permit removal by floating and can then be mounted on frames. Frames may be washers, rings, or more-complicated assemblies. For foils >1 micron thick see our Gadolinium Foil page. We also produce Gadolinium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Gadolinium Element SymbolGadolinium (atomic symbol: Gd, atomic number: 64) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 157.25.Gadolinium Bohr Model The number of electrons in each of Gadolinium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 25, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2. The gadolinium atom has a radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Gadolinium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1880 and first isolated by Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886. In its elemental form, gadolinium has a silvery-white appearance. Gadolinium is a rare earth or lanthanide element that possesses unique properties advantageous Elemental Gadolinium Pictureto specialized applications such as semiconductor fabrication and nuclear reactor shielding. It is utilized for both its high magnetic moment (7.94μB) and in phosphors and scintillator crystals. When complexed with EDTA ligands, it is used as an injectable contrast agent for MRIs. The element is named after the Finnish chemist and geologist Johan Gadolin. For more information on Gadolinium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Gadolinium products, visit the Gadolinium 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 Gadolinium

  • Carbon Quantum Dot Stabilized Gadolinium Nanoprobe Prepared via a One-Pot Hydrothermal Approach for Magnetic Resonance and Fluorescence Dual-Modality Bioimaging. Yang Xu, Xiao-Hua Jia, Xue-Bo Yin, Xi-Wen He, and Yu-Kui Zhang. Anal. Chem.: November 10, 2014
  • Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticles and Aptamer-Functionalized Silver Nanoclusters-Based Multimodal Molecular Imaging Nanoprobe for Optical/Magnetic Resonance Cancer Cell Imaging. Jingjing Li, Jia You, Yue Dai, Meilin Shi, Cuiping Han, and Kai Xu. Anal. Chem.: October 22, 2014
  • Surface Capping-Assisted Hydrothermal Growth of Gadolinium-Doped CeO2 Nanocrystals Dispersible in Aqueous Solutions. Kazuyoshi Sato, Manami Arai, Jean-Christophe Valmalette, and Hiroya Abe. Langmuir: September 16, 2014
  • QSPR Prediction of the Stability Constants of Gadolinium(III) Complexes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Fabienne Dioury, Arthur Duprat, Gérard Dreyfus, Clotilde Ferroud, and Janine Cossy. J. Chem. Inf. Model.: September 2, 2014
  • Microwave-Assisted Polyol Synthesis of Gadolinium-Doped Green Luminescent Carbon Dots as a Bimodal Nanoprobe. Ningqiang Gong, Hao Wang, Shuai Li, Yunlong Deng, Xiao’ai Chen, Ling Ye, and Wei Gu. Langmuir: August 26, 2014
  • Gadolinium Oxalate Derivatives with Enhanced Magnetocaloric Effect via Ionothermal Synthesis. Yan Meng, Yan-Cong Chen, Ze-Min Zhang, Zhuo-Jia Lin, and Ming-Liang Tong. Inorg. Chem.: August 12, 2014
  • Redox-Triggered Self-Assembly of Gadolinium-Based MRI Probes for Sensing Reducing Environment. Deju Ye, Prachi Pandit, Paul Kempen, Jianguo Lin, Liqin Xiong, Robert Sinclair, Brian Rutt, and Jianghong Rao. Bioconjugate Chem.: July 3, 2014
  • Gd(DOTAlaP): Exploring the Boundaries of Fast Water Exchange in Gadolinium-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents. Eszter Boros, Shima Karimi, Nathaniel Kenton, Lothar Helm, and Peter Caravan. Inorg. Chem.: June 12, 2014
  • Solvent-Induced Carboxylate Shift and Movement of an Anthryl Side-Group in Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Structural Dynamics in a Gadolinium Coordination Polymer. Ruchi Singh, Jerzy Mrozinski, and Parimal K. Bharadwaj. Crystal Growth & Design: May 23, 2014
  • Mo-Doped Cerium Gadolinium Oxide as Environmentally Sustainable Yellow Pigments. Sri Parasara Radhika, Kalarical Janardhanan Sreeram, and Balachandran Unni Nair. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.: April 21, 2014