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Ultra Thin Gadolinium Foil

Gd Nanometal™
CAS 7440-54-2

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(3N) 99.9% Ultra Thin Gadolinium Foil GD-M-03-FN Request Quote
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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

  • Volume Quantification of Endolymph after Intravenous Administration of a Single Dose of Gadolinium Contrast Agent: Comparison of 18- versus 8-minute Imaging Protocols. Naganawa S, Ohashi T, Kanou M, Kuno K, Sone M, Ikeda M. Magn Reson Med Sci. 2015 Mar 31. : Magn Reson Med Sci
  • Hearing function after intratympanic application of gadolinium-based contrast agent: A long-term evaluation. Louza J, Krause E, Gürkov R. Laryngoscope. 2015 Mar 30.: Laryngoscope
  • A new biodegradable and biocompatible gadolinium (III) -polymer for liver magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent. Xiao Y, Xue R, You T, Li X, Pei F. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Mar 31.: Magn Reson Imaging
  • Hypophosphatemia is Associated with the Serial Administration of Triple-Dose Gadolinium to Patients for Brain MRI. Wolansky LJ, Cadavid D, Punia V, Kim S, Cheriyan J, Haghighi M, Cook SD. J Neuroimaging. 2015 Apr 13.: J Neuroimaging
  • Efficient labeling in vitro with non-ionic gadolinium magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent and fluorescent transfection agent in bone marrow stromal cells of neonatal rats. Li YQ, Tang Y, Fu R, Meng QH, Zhou X, Ling ZM, Cheng X, Tian SW, Wang GJ, Liu XG, Zhou LH. Mol Med Rep. 2015 Jul: Mol Med Rep
  • Synthesis and characterization of gadolinium-Peptidomimetic complex as an αvβ3 integrin targeted MR contrast agent. Kim YS, Zhou Y, Bryant H Jr, Milenic DE, Baidoo KE, Lewis BK, Frank JA, Brechbiel MW. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2015 Apr 4.: Bioorg Med Chem Lett
  • Long-Circulating Iodinated Albumin-Gadolinium Nanoparticles as Enhanced Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography Imaging Probes for Osteosarcoma Visualization. Wang Q, Lv L, Ling Z, Wang Y, Liu Y, Li L, Liu G, Shen L, Yan J, Wang Y. Anal Chem. 2015 Apr 7. : Anal Chem
  • The gadolinium-based contrast agent Omniscan® promotes in vitro fibroblast survival through in situ precipitation. Feng M, Fan YZ, Ma XJ, Li JX, Yang XG. Metallomics. 2015 Apr 13. : Metallomics
  • SWI enhances vein detection using gadolinium in multiple sclerosis. Maggi P, Mazzoni LN, Moretti M, Grammatico M, Chiti S, Massacesi L. Acta Radiol Open. 2015 Mar 18: Acta Radiol Open
  • Phase 1/2 Trials of Temozolomide, Motexafin Gadolinium, and 60-Gy Fractionated Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Supratentorial Glioblastoma Multiforme: Final Results of RTOG 0513. Brachman DG, Pugh SL, Ashby LS, Thomas TA, Dunbar EM, Narayan S, Robins HI, Bovi JA, Rockhill JK, Won M, Curran WP. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Apr 1: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys