Indium Foil

High Purity In Foil
CAS 7440-74-6

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Indium Foil IN-M-02-F Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Indium Foil IN-M-025-F Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Indium Foil IN-M-03-F Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Indium Foil IN-M-035-F Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Indium Foil IN-M-04-F Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Indium Foil IN-M-05-F Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
In 7440-74-6 24855907 N/A MFCD00134048 231-180-0 N/A [In] InChI=1S/In APFVFJFRJDLVQX-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
114.82 N/A 7310 kg/m³ N/A 156.6 °C 2080°C 0.818 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 8.37 microhm-cm @ 20°C 1.7 Paulings 0.056 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 53.7 K-Cal/gm atom at 2080 °C 0.781 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

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 Pharmacopeia/British Pharmacopeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. American Elements specializes in producing Indium High Purity Foil and sheets in many thicknesses and sizes for numerous industrial uses and provides health and occupational safety information for this product. Most foils are produced from cast Ingots for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Ultra High Purity (99.9+%) thin film foilThermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thickness can range from 0.003" to approximately 2mm for all metals. Some metals can also be rolled down as thin as 0.001” for use as an evaporation source in microelectronics, optics, magnetics, MEMS, and hard resistant coatings. Piece sizes are available up to approximately 7" maximum width. Maximum lengths of about 20" can be obtained with a nominal thickness between about 0.005" and 0.020" for thin film deposition on glass or metal substrates. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots) and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Indium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Indium (In) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolIndium (atomic symbol: In, atomic number: 49) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 114.818. The number of electrons in each of indium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 3] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p1. The indium atom has a radius of 162.6 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 193 pm. Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Theodor Richter in 1863. Indium Bohr Model It is a relatively rare, extremely soft metal is a lustrous silvery Elemental Indium gray and is both malleable and easily fusible. It has similar chemical properties to gallium such as a low melting point and the ability to wet glass. Fields such as optics and microelectronics that utilize semiconductor technology have wide uses for indium, especially in the form of Indiun Tin Oxide (ITO). Thin films of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) are used in high-performing solar cells. Indium's name is derived from the Latin word indicum meaning violet. For more information on indium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of indium products, visit the Indium Information Center.

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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 Indium

  • Transmetalation of Aqueous Inorganic Clusters: A Useful Route to the Synthesis of Heterometallic Aluminum and Indium Hydroxo-Aquo Clusters. Kamunde-Devonish MK, Jackson MN Jr, Mensinger ZL, Zakharov LN, Johnson DW. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • Quantum dot-sensitized solar cells based on directly adsorbed zinc copper indium sulfide colloids. Guijarro N, GuillÃn E, Lana-Villarreal T, Gómez R. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2014.
  • Only the chemical state of Indium changes in Mn-doped In3Sb1Te2 (Mn: 10 at.%) during multi-level resistance changes. Lee YM, Ahn D, Kim JY, Kim YS, Cho S, Ahn M, Cho MH, Jung MS, Choi DK, Jung MC, Qi YB. Sci Rep. 2014
  • Indium Selenides: Structural Characteristics, Synthesis and Their Thermoelectric Performances. Han G, Chen ZG, Drennan J, Zou J. Small. 2014
  • Measuring systolic ankle and toe pressure using the strain gauge technique - a comparison study between mercury and indium-gallium strain gauges. Broholm R, Wiinberg N, Simonsen L. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2014
  • Photoanode Current of Large-Area MoS(2) Ultrathin Nanosheets with Vertically Mesh-Shaped Structure on Indium Tin Oxide. Xu X, Hu J, Yin Z, Xu C. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014
  • The Modification of Indium Tin Oxide with Persulfate-based Photochemistry Towards Facile, Rapid and Low-temperature Interface-Mediated Multicomponent Assembling. Mu X, Guo S, Zhang L, Yang P. Langmuir. 2014
  • Luminescent Heteroleptic Tris(dipyrrinato)indium(III) Complexes. Kusaka S, Sakamoto R, Nishihara H. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • The Stannylphosphide Anion Reagent Sodium Bis(triphenylstannyl) Phosphide: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Reactions with Indium, Tin, and Gold Electrophiles. Cummins CC, Huang C, Miller TJ, Reintinger MW, Stauber JM, Tannou I, Tofan D, Toubaei A, Velian A, Wu G. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • Indium-promoted diastereoselective addition of fluorinated haloallylic derivatives to imines. Lemonnier G, Hijfte NV, Poisson T, Couve-Bonnaire S, Pannecoucke X. J Org Chem. 2014.
  • Direct carboxylation of allylic halides with carbon dioxide in the presence of indium. Miao B, Ma S. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014
  • DNA methylation detection and inhibitor screening based on the discrimination of the aggregation of long and short DNA on a negatively charged indium tin oxide microelectrode. Wei X, Ma X, Sun JJ, Lin Z, Guo L, Qiu B, Chen G. Anal Chem. 2014.
  • Numerical comparison of iodine-based and indium-based antibody biodistributions. Williams LE, Wu AM, Kenanova VE, Olafsen T, Yazaki PJ. Cancer Biother Radiopharm. 2014
  • Ga-doped indium oxide nanowire phase change random access memory cells. Jin B, Lim T, Ju S, Latypov MI, Kim HS, Meyyappan M, Lee JS. Nanotechnology. 2014.
  • Plasmon spectroscopy of small indium-silver clusters: monitoring the indium shell oxidation. Cottancin E, Langlois C, Lermé J, Broyer M, Lebeault MA, Pellarin M. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2014
  • Recycling indium from waste liquid crystal display panel by vacuum carbon-reduction. He Y, Ma E, Xu Z. J Hazard Mater. 2014
  • Unmasked Acyl Anion Equivalent from Acid Chloride with Indium: Reversed-Polarity Synthesis of Unsymmetric Aryl Aryl and Alkenyl Aryl Ketone through Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction. Lee D, Ryu T, Park Y, Lee PH. Org Lett. 2014
  • Indium Chloride Catalyzed Alkylative Rearrangement of Propargylic Acetates Using Alkyl Chlorides, Alcohols, and Acetates: Facile Synthesis of α-Alkyl-α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds. Onishi Y, Nishimoto Y, Yasuda M, Baba A. Org Lett. 2014
  • Ultrafast Modulation of the Plasma Frequency of Vertically Aligned Indium Tin Oxide Rods. Tice DB, Li SQ, Tagliazucchi M, Buchholz DB, Weiss EA, Chang RP. Nano Lett. 2014
  • Huge photoresistance in transparent and conductive indium titanium oxide films prepared by electron beam-physical vapor deposition. Martínez-Morillas R, Ramírez R, Sánchez-Marcos J, Fonda E, de Andrés A, Prieto C. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014.