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Germanium Sulfide

CAS 12025-32-0

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
GeS 12025-32-0 24871955 6367215 MFCD00135539 234-704-6 sulfanylidenegermanium N/A [Ge]=S InChI=1S/GeS/c1-2 VDNSGQQAZRMTCI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS


Solid 615 °C
(1,139 °F)
N/A N/A 105.893249 105.89325 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

Sulfide IonGermanium Sulfide is a crystalline solid used as a semiconductor and in photo optic applications. 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.

Germanium (Ge) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolGermanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state.High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) Metal It is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany," For more information on germanium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of germanium products, visit the Germanium element page.

Sulfur Bohr ModelSulfur (S) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSulfur or Sulphur (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. The number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound. For more information on sulfur, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of sulfur products, visit the Sulfur element page.

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WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)

Thioxo-λ2-germane, sulfanylidenegermanium, thioxogermanium, Germanium monosulfide, Germanium(II) sulfide

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Recent Research & Development for Germanium

  • Probing Electronics as a Function of Size and Surface of Colloidal Germanium Nanocrystals. Alexandra Lauren Holmes, Jeanette Hütges, Anna Reckmann, Elayaraja Muthuswamy, Klaus Meerholz, and Susan M. Kauzlarich. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 13, 2015
  • Cost-Effective Scalable Synthesis of Mesoporous Germanium Particles via a Redox-Transmetalation Reaction for High-Performance Energy Storage Devices. Sinho Choi, Jieun Kim, Nam-Soon Choi, Min Gyu Kim, and Soojin Park. ACS Nano: February 9, 2015
  • Assessing the potential roles of silicon phthalocyanine and germanium phthalocyanines in planar heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices and how pentafluoro phenoxylation can enhance π-π interactions and device performance. Benoît H. Lessard, Robin T. White, Mohammad Al-Amar, Trevor G Plint, Jeffrey S Castrucci, David S Josey, Zheng-Hong Lu, and Timothy P Bender. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: February 9, 2015
  • Oxygen Transport and Incorporation in Pt/HfO2 Stacks Deposited on Germanium and Silicon. Guilherme Koszeniewski Rolim, Angelo Gobbi, Gabriel Vieira Soares, and Cláudio Radtke. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 6, 2015
  • Probing Lithium Germanide Phase Evolution and Structural Change in a Germanium-in-Carbon Nanotube Energy Storage System. Wei Tang, Yanpeng Liu, Chengxin Peng, Mary Y. Hu, Xuchu Deng, Ming Lin, Jian Zhi Hu, and Kian Ping Loh. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: February 3, 2015
  • Germanium Anode with Excellent Lithium Storage Performance in a Germanium/Lithium–Cobalt Oxide Lithium-Ion Battery. Xiuwan Li, Zhibo Yang, Yujun Fu, Li Qiao, Dan Li, Hongwei Yue, and Deyan He. ACS Nano: January 28, 2015
  • Contrasting Reactivities of Silicon and Germanium Complexes Supported by an N-Heterocyclic Guanidine Ligand. Melanie W. Lui, Christian Merten, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Yunjie Xu, and Eric Rivard. Inorg. Chem.: January 26, 2015
  • Operando X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopic Analysis of Germanium Nanowire Anodes in Lithium Ion Batteries. Katharine E. Silberstein, Michael A. Lowe, Benjamin Richards, Jie Gao, Tobias Hanrath, and Héctor D. Abruña. Langmuir: January 23, 2015
  • Heterolytic Activation of Dihydrogen Molecule by Hydroxo-/Sulfido-Bridged Ruthenium–Germanium Dinuclear Complex. Theoretical Insights. Noriaki Ochi, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, Takeya Dei, Yoshihide Nakao, Hirofumi Sato, Kazuyuki Tatsumi, and Shigeyoshi Sakaki. Inorg. Chem.: January 5, 2015
  • Elucidation of the Local and Long-Range Structural Changes that Occur in Germanium Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Hyeyoung Jung, Phoebe K. Allan, Yan-Yan Hu, et. al. Chem. Mater.: January 5, 2015

Recent Research & Development for Sulfides

  • Intermolecular Interaction in the Formaldehyde – Dimethyl Ether and Formaldehyde – Dimethyl Sulfide Complexes Investigated by Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculations. Yoshio Tatamitani, Yoshiyuki Kawashima, Yoshihiro Osamura, and Eizi Hirota. J. Phys. Chem. A: February 13, 2015
  • Pyridine-Biquinoline-Metal Complexes for Sensing Pyrophosphate and Hydrogen Sulfide in Aqueous Buffer and in Cells. Zijuan Hai, Yajie Bao, Qingqing Miao, Xiaoyi Yi, and Gaolin Liang. Anal. Chem.: February 12, 2015
  • Design of Lead Telluride Based Thermoelectric Materials through Incorporation of Lead Sulfide Inclusions or Ligand Stripping of Nano-Sized Building Blocks. Derak James, Xu Lu, Alexander Chi Nguyen, Donald T. Morelli, and Stephanie L. Brock. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 11, 2015
  • Reduction of Nitroaromatics Sorbed to Black Carbon by Direct Reaction with Sorbed Sulfides. Wenqing Xu, Joseph J. Pignatello, and William Armistead Mitch. Environ. Sci. Technol.: February 11, 2015
  • Classification of Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots by Size: Insights into the Particle Surface–Solvent Interaction of Colloids. Doris Segets, Christian Lutz, Kyoko Yamamoto, So Komada, Sebastian Süß, Yasushige Mori, and Wolfgang Peukert. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 29, 2015
  • Double Metal Ions Synergistic Effect in Hierarchical Multiple Sulfide Microflowers for Enhanced Supercapacitor Performance. Yang Gao, Liwei Mi, Wutao Wei, Shizhong Cui, Zhi Zheng, Hongwei Hou, and Weihua Chen. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 27, 2015
  • Reductive Transformation of Tetrachloroethene Catalyzed by Sulfide–Cobalamin in Nano-Mackinawite Suspension. Daeseung Kyung, Amnorzahira Amir, Kyunghoon Choi, and Woojin Lee. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: January 26, 2015
  • Molecularly Engineered Quantum Dots for Visualization of Hydrogen Sulfide. Yehan Yan, Huan Yu, Yajiao Zhang, Kui Zhang, Houjuan Zhu, Tao Yu, Hui Jiang, and Suhua Wang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 23, 2015
  • Plasmonic Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals Exhibiting Near-Infrared Photothermal and Photodynamic Therapeutic Effects. Shunhao Wang, Andreas Riedinger, Hongbo Li, Changhui Fu, Huiyu Liu, Linlin Li, Tianlong Liu, Longfei Tan, Markus J. Barthel, Giammarino Pugliese, Francesco De Donato, Marco Scotto D’Abbusco, Xianwei Meng, Liberato Manna, Huan Meng, and Teresa Pellegrino. ACS Nano: January 20, 2015
  • Photoinduced Carrier Dynamics of Nearly Stoichiometric Oleylamine-Protected Copper Indium Sulfide Nanoparticles and Nanodisks. Masanori Sakamoto, Lihui Chen, Makoto Okano, David M. Tex, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu, and Toshiharu Teranishi. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 19, 2015