Hafnium Nitrate

CAS 15509-05-4

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(2N) 99% Hafnium Nitrate HF-NAT-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Hafnium Nitrate HF-NAT-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Hafnium Nitrate HF-NAT-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Hafnium Nitrate HF-NAT-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name SMILES
Hf(NO 3)4 15509-05-4 113460343 167292 MFCD00792273 N/A hafnium(4+) tetranitrate [Hf].O=[N+]([O-])[

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
HfN 4O12 426.51 N/A N/A 427.898 427.898 0 Safety Data Sheet

Nitrate IonHafnium Nitrate is a moderately water soluble crystalline Hafnium source that decomposes to Hafnium oxide on heating. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. Acetates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale(nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. All metallic acetates are inorganic salts of a metal cation and the acetate anion. The acetate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of two carbon atoms ionically bound to three hydrogen and two oxygen atoms (Symbol: CH3COO) for a total formula weight of 59.05. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Nitrate compounds are generally soluble in water. Nitrate materials are also oxidizing agents. When mixed with hydrocarbons, nitrate compounds can form a flammable mixture. Nitrates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale(nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion. The nitrate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of a single nitrogen atom ionically bound to three oxygen atoms (Symbol: NO3) for a total formula weight of 62.05. 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.

Hafnium (Hf) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Hafnium (atomic symbol: Hf, atomic number: 72) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 178.49. Hafnium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Hafnium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 10, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d2 6s2. The hafnium atom has a radius of 159 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 212 pm. Hafnium was predicted by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869 but it was not until 1922 that it was first isolated Dirk Coster and George de Hevesy.Elemental Hafnium In its elemental form, hafnium has a lustrous silvery-gray appearance. Hafnium does not exist as a free element in nature. It is found in zirconium compounds such as zircon. Hafnium is often a component of superalloys and circuits used in semiconductor fabrication. Its name is derived from the Latin word Hafnia, meaning Copenhagen, where it was discoveredFor more information on hafnium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of hafnium products, visit the Hafnium Information Center.

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Hafnium tetranitrate, Nitric acid, hafnium(4+) salt, Hafnium (+4) cation tetranitrate

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Recent Research & Development for Hafnium

  • Jungkyu Lee, Kyriaki Polychronopoulou, Andrew N. Cloud, John R. Abelson, Andreas A. Polycarpou, Shear strength measurements of hafnium diboride thin solid films, Wear, Volume 318, Issues 1–2, 15 October 2014
  • Aaron P. Stebner, Glen S. Bigelow, Jin Yang, Dhwanil P. Shukla, Sayed M. Saghaian, Richard Rogers, Anita Garg, Haluk E. Karaca, Yuriy Chumlyakov, Kaushik Bhattacharya, Ronald D. Noebe, Transformation strains and temperatures of a nickel–titanium–hafnium high temperature shape memory alloy, Acta Materialia, Volume 76, 1 September 2014
  • Martynas Audronis, Allan Matthews, Kestutis Juškevicius, Ramutis Drazdys, Unlocking the potential of voltage control for high rate zirconium and hafnium oxide deposition by reactive magnetron sputtering, Vacuum, Volume 107, September 2014
  • Pavel G. Agraval, Liya A. Dreval, Mikhail A. Turchanin, Enthalpy of mixing of hafnium in liquid iron by high-temperature calorimetry, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 604, 15 August 2014
  • N. Manikanthababu, T.K. Chan, A.P. Pathak, G. Devaraju, N. Srinivasa Rao, P. Yang, M.B.H. Breese, T. Osipowicz, S.V.S. Nageswara Rao, Ion beam studies of Hafnium based alternate high-k dielectric films deposited on silicon, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 332, 1 August 2014
  • B.D. Briggs, S.M. Bishop, K.D. Leedy, N.C. Cady, Characterization of hafnium oxide resistive memory layers deposited on copper by atomic layer deposition, Thin Solid Films, Volume 562, 1 July 2014
  • J. Rituerto Sin, S. Suñer, A. Neville, N. Emami, Fretting corrosion of hafnium in simulated body fluids, Tribology International, Volume 75, July 2014
  • Song Tian, Hejun Li, Yulei Zhang, Jincui Ren, Xinfa Qiang, Shouyang Zhang, Hafnium carbide nanocrystal chains for field emitters, Applied Surface Science, Volume 305, 30 June 2014
  • Shuai CHEN, Zhengtang LIU, Liping FENG, Xingsen CHE, Xiaoru ZHAO, Effect of ytterbium inclusion in hafnium oxide on the structural and electrical properties of the high-k gate dielectric, Journal of Rare Earths, Volume 32, Issue 6, June 2014
  • M. Kopani, M. Mikula, E. Pincík, H. Kobayashi, M. Takahashi, FT IR spectroscopy of nitric acid oxidation of silicon with hafnium oxide very thin layer, Applied Surface Science, Volume 301, 15 May 2014
  • Magdalena Szymanska, Sylwia Gieraltowska, Lukasz Wachnicki, Marcin Grobelny, Katarzyna Makowska, Robert Mroczynski, Effect of reactive magnetron sputtering parameters on structural and electrical properties of hafnium oxide thin films, Applied Surface Science, Volume 301, 15 May 2014
  • Carmen Carney, Anish Paul, Saranya Venugopal, Triplicane Parthasarathy, Jon Binner, Allan Katz, Peter Brown, Qualitative analysis of hafnium diboride based ultra high temperature ceramics under oxyacetylene torch testing at temperatures above 2100 °C, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 5, May 2014
  • C. Verdon, O. Szwedek, A. Allemand, S. Jacques, Y. Le Petitcorps, P. David, High temperature oxidation of two- and three-dimensional hafnium carbide and silicon carbide coatings, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 4, April 2014
  • Y.D. Kolekar, L. Sanchez, E.J. Rubio, C.V. Ramana, Grain and grain boundary effects on the frequency and temperature dependent dielectric properties of cobalt ferrite–hafnium composites, Solid State Communications, Volume 184, April 2014
  • David W. Lipke, Sergey V. Ushakov, Alexandra Navrotsky, Wesley P. Hoffman, Ultra-high temperature oxidation of a hafnium carbide-based solid solution ceramic composite, Corrosion Science, Volume 80, March 2014
  • Patrice Berthod, Elodie Conrath, As-cast microstructures and behavior at high temperature of chromium-rich cobalt-based alloys containing hafnium carbides, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 143, Issue 3, 14 February 2014
  • Soumitra Roy, Aloke Paul, Growth of hafnium and zirconium silicides by reactive diffusion, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 143, Issue 3, 14 February 2014
  • Tao Lin, Haoqing Zhang, Hang Sun, Chen Yang, Nan Lin, Impurity free vacancy diffusion induced quantum well intermixing based on hafnium dioxide films, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Available online 8 February 2014
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  • Wesley D. Clark, Joon Cho, Henry U. Valle, T. Keith Hollis, Edward J. Valente, Metal and halogen dependence of the rate effect in hydroamination/cyclization of unactivated aminoalkenes: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic rates of CCC-NHC hafnium and zirconium pincer complexes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 751, 1 February 2014

Recent Research & Development for Nitrates

  • L. Liu, J.P. Cheng, J. Zhang, F. Liu, X.B. Zhang, Effects of dodecyl sulfate and nitrate anions on the supercapacitive properties of a-Co(OH)2, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Baogang Zhang, Ye Liu, Shuang Tong, Maosheng Zheng, Yinxin Zhao, Caixing Tian, Hengyuan Liu, Chuanping Feng, Enhancement of bacterial denitrification for nitrate removal in groundwater with electrical stimulation from microbial fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Xu Wang, Dahai Pan, Qian Xu, Min He, Shuwei Chen, Feng Yu, Ruifeng Li, Synthesis of ordered mesoporous alumina with high thermal stability using aluminum nitrate as precursor, Materials Letters, Volume 135, 15 November 2014
  • Javad Baneshi, Mohammad Haghighi, Naeimeh Jodeiri, Mozaffar Abdollahifar, Hossein Ajamein, Urea–nitrate combustion synthesis of ZrO2 and CeO2 doped CuO/Al2O3 nanocatalyst used in steam reforming of biomethanol for hydrogen production, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 9, Part A, November 2014
  • Ian Y.Y. Bu, Sol–gel production of aluminium doped zinc oxide using aluminium nitrate, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 27, November 2014
  • N. Sivakumar, V. Jaisankar, G. Chakkaravarthi, G. Anbalagan, Synthesis, crystal structure, optical, thermal and mechanical characterization of poly bis(thiourea) silver(I) nitrate single crystals synthesized at room temperature, Materials Letters, Volume 132, 1 October 2014
  • Jing Cai, Ping Zheng, Mahmood Qaisar, Peide Sun, Effect of electrode types on simultaneous anaerobic sulfide and nitrate removal in microbial fuel cell, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 134, 25 September 2014
  • Raka Mukherjee, Sirshendu De, Adsorptive removal of nitrate from aqueous solution by polyacrylonitrile–alumina nanoparticle mixed matrix hollow-fiber membrane, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 466, 15 September 2014
  • Mircea Niculescu, Ionut Ledeti, Mihail Bîrzescu, New methods to obtain carboxylic acids by oxidation reactions of 1,2-ethanediol with metallic nitrates, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 767, 15 September 2014
  • Bikshandarkoil R. Srinivasan, Comments on the paper: ‘Studies on structural, thermal and optical properties of novel NLO crystal bis l-glutamine sodium nitrate’, Materials Letters, Volume 131, 15 September 2014
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  • Lina Shi, Jianhua Du, Zuliang Chen, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Ravendra Naidu, Functional kaolinite supported Fe/Ni nanoparticles for simultaneous catalytic remediation of mixed contaminants (lead and nitrate) from wastewater, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 428, 15 August 2014
  • Xinxin Jiang, Kaiqiang Wu, Lianyi Shao, Miao Shui, Xiaoting Lin, Mengmeng Lao, Nengbing Long, Yuanlong Ren, Jie Shu, Lithium storage mechanism in superior high capacity copper nitrate hydrate anode material, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 260, 15 August 2014
  • Inmaculada Pérez-Toro, Alicia Domínguez-Martín, Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte, Esther Vílchez-Rodríguez, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Juan Niclós-Gutiérrez, Synthesis, thermogravimetric study and crystal structure of an N-rich copper(II) compound with tren ligands and nitrate counter-anions, Thermochimica Acta, Available online 12 August 2014
  • Seung-Young Park, Chan Woong Na, Jee Hyun Ahn, Rak-Hyun Song, Jong-Heun Lee, Preparation of highly porous NiO–gadolinium-doped ceria nano-composite powders by one-pot glycine nitrate process for anode-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Available online 4 August 2014
  • Laxman Singh, Uma Shanker Rai, Kamdeo Mandal, Byung Cheol Sin, Sang-Ick Lee, Youngil Lee, Dielectric, AC-impedance, modulus studies on 0.5BaTiO3·0.5CaCu3Ti4O12 nano-composite ceramic synthesized by one-pot, glycine-assisted nitrate-gel route, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 7, Part A, August 2014