Lanthanum Aluminide

CAS 12004-32-9

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Lanthanum Aluminide LA-ALI-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Lanthanum Aluminide LA-ALI-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Lanthanum Aluminide LA-ALI-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Lanthanum Aluminide< LA-ALI-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
LaAl2 12004-32-9 34179745 6336849 N/A 234-453-2 aluminum; lanthanum N/A [Al].[Al].[La] InChI=1S/2Al.La FRHMOWXLUYKHIP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Al2La 192.868576 Solid N/A 192.869431 192.869431 0 Safety Data Sheet

Aluminide IonLanthanum Aluminide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Aluminide compounds contain aluminium and one or more electropositive elements. Since aluminum is adjactent to the nonmetals on the periodic table, it forms compounds with properties intermediate between those of a metallic alloy and an ionic compound. Aluminides have found applications in hydrogen storage technology, industrial manufacturing, and in coatings for furnaces and other high temperature applications. In a recent series of hypergravity experiments, the European Space Agency (ESA) created a unique alloy of titanium aluminide whose light weight and durability may prove critical to the aeronautical industry. 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.

Lanthanum (La) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Lanthanum (atomic symbol: La, atomic number: 57) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 138.90547. The number of electrons in each of lanthanum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 5d1 6s2. The lanthanum atom has a radius of 187 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 240 pm. Lanthanum Bohr Model Lanthanum was first discovered by Carl Mosander in 1838. In its elemental form, lanthanum has a silvery white appearance. Elemental Lanthanum It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal that oxidizes easily in air. Lanthanum is the first element in the rare earth or lanthanide series. It is the model for all the other trivalent rare earths and it is the second most abundant of the rare earths after cerium. Lanthanum is found in minerals such as monazite and bastnasite. The name lanthanum originates from the Greek word "Lanthaneia," which means 'to lie hidden'. For more information on lanthanum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of lanthanum products, visit the Lanthanum Information Center.

Aluminum (Al) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolAluminum, also known as Aluminium, (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element.Aluminum Bohr ModelAluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metallic metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental Aluminum Although it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827. For more information on aluminum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of aluminum products, visit the Aluminum Information Center.


Lanthanum Aluminide; aluminum; lanthanum; Aluminum, compd. with lanthanum (2:1); Aluminium, compound with lanthanum (2:1)

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Recent Research & Development for Lanthanum

  • Chao Zhang, Zhi-Jian Li, Hong Jiang, Xue-Ning Hu, Guo-Hua Zhong, Yue-Hua Su, Thermodynamic and mechanical properties of actinium and lanthanum dihydride, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 616, 15 December 2014
  • Masood A. Nath, Saroj L. Samal, K. Rama Obulesu, K.C. James Raju, Ashok K. Ganguli, Microwave dielectric properties of lanthanum based complex perovskites, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Guangzhi Dong, Huiqing Fan, Pengrong Ren, Xiao Liu, Hole conduction and nonlinear current–voltage behavior in multiferroic lanthanum-substituted bismuth ferrite, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Boxun Hu, Manoj K. Mahapatra, Michael Keane, Heng Zhang, Prabhakar Singh, Effect of CO2 on the stability of strontium doped lanthanum manganite cathode, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Hui Fan, Michael Keane, Prabhakar Singh, Minfang Han, Electrochemical performance and stability of lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite oxygen electrode with gadolinia doped ceria barrier layer for reversible solid oxide fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • V. Gil, J. Gurauskis, M.-A. Einarsrud, Asymmetric supported dense lanthanum tungstate membranes, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 15, December 2014
  • Xiaobo Zhang, Liqun Shen, Mingyan Wang, Gaowa Siqin, Zhiwei Tong, Ruibo Xu, Dongen Zhang, Juanjuan Ma, Lin Liu, A novel glucose biosensor constructed by glucose oxidase immobilized with methylene blue intercalated layered lanthanum niobic acid nanocomposite, Materials Letters, Volume 135, 15 November 2014
  • Qizhen Duan, Qiuhong Yang, Shenzhou Lu, Cen Jiang, Qing Lu, Bo Lu, Fabrication and properties of Er/Tm/Pr tri-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide transparent ceramics, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 612, 5 November 2014
  • Muhammad Asim Farid, Muhammad Adnan Asghar, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Muhammad Fahad Ehsan, Muhammad Athar, Hydrothermal synthesis of doped lanthanum zirconate nanomaterials and the effect of V–Ge substitution on their structural, electrical and dielectric properties, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 59, November 2014
  • Huayun Long, Fengying Jin, Guang Xiong, Xiangsheng Wang, Effect of lanthanum and phosphorus on the aromatization activity of Zn/ZSM-5 in FCC gasoline upgrading, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 198, 1 November 2014
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  • Guangchao Yin, Hong Yin, Xin Wang, Meiling Sun, Linhong Zhong, Ridong Cong, Hongyang Zhu, Wei Gao, Qiliang Cui, Mg doping effect on high-pressure behaviors of apatite-type lanthanum silicate, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 611, 25 October 2014
  • Vesna Middelkoop, Hong Chen, Bart Michielsen, Marijke Jacobs, Guttorm Syvertsen-Wiig, Myrjam Mertens, Anita Buekenhoudt, Frans Snijkers, Development and characterisation of dense lanthanum-based perovskite oxygen-separation capillary membranes for high-temperature applications, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 468, 15 October 2014
  • Xiaoming Liu, Hanzheng Guo, Xiaoli Tan, Evolution of structure and electrical properties with lanthanum content in [(Bi1/2Na1/2)0.95Ba0.05]1-xLaxTiO3 ceramics, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 12, October 2014
  • Rugmani Meenambal, Ram Kishore Singh, P. Nandha Kumar, S. Kannan, Synthesis, structure, thermal stability, mechanical and antibacterial behaviour of lanthanum (La3 +) substitutions in ß-tricalciumphosphate, Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 43, 1 October 2014
  • Ying Peng Xie, Guo Sheng Wang, Visible light responsive porous Lanthanum-doped Ag3PO4 photocatalyst with high photocatalytic water oxidation activity, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 430, 15 September 2014
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