Palladium Slugs

High Purity Pd Slugs
CAS 7440-05-3

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Palladium Slugs PD-M-02-SL Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Palladium Slugs PD-M-03-SL Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Palladium Slugs PD-M-04-SL Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Palladium Slugs PD-M-05-SL Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Pd 7440-05-3 24861601 23938 MFCD00011167 231-115-6 N/A [Pd] InChI=1S/Pd KDLHZDBZIXYQEI-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
106.42 Gray Powder 12.02 gm/cc N/A 1554 °C 2970 °C

0.718 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

10.54 microhm-cm @ 20°C

2.2 Paulings

0.0584 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 90 K-cal/gm atom at 2970°C

4.12 Cal/gm mole

Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Palladium Slugs with the highest possible density High Purity Slugsand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Our standard Slug sizes range from 1/8" x 1/8" to 1/4" x 1/4" and 3 mm diameter. We can also provide Slugs outside this range for ultra high purity thin film applications, such as fuel cells and solar energy layers. 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Palladium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Palladium Bohr ModelPalladium (Pd) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolPalladium (atomic symbol: Pd, atomic number: 46) is a Block D, Group 10, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 106.42. The number of electrons in each of palladium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10. The palladium atom has a radius of 137 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 202 pm. In its elemental form, palladium has a silvery white appearance. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of metals (along with platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium).Elemental Palladium Palladium has the lowest melting point and is the least dense of the group. Palladium can be found as a free metal and alloyed with other platinum-group metals. Nickel-copper deposits are the main commercial source of palladium. Palladium was discovered and first isolated by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803. Its name is derived from the asteroid Pallas. For more information on palladium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of palladium products, visit the Palladium 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 Palladium

  • Martin Deutges, Hans Peter Barth, Yuzeng Chen, Christine Borchers, Reiner Kirchheim, Hydrogen diffusivities as a measure of relative dislocation densities in palladium and increase of the density by plastic deformation in the presence of dissolved hydrogen, Acta Materialia, Volume 82, 1 January 2015
  • Koodlur Sannegowda Lokesh, Annemie Adriaens, Electropolymerization of palladium tetraaminephthalocyanine: Characterization and supercapacitance behavior, Dyes and Pigments, Volume 112, January 2015
  • Yuanyuan Cai, Xianfu Chen, Yi Wang, Minghui Qiu, Yiqun Fan, Fabrication of palladium–titania nanofiltration membranes via a colloidal sol–gel process, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 201, 1 January 2015
  • Dong Chen, Penglei Cui, Hongyan He, Hui Liu, Jun Yang, Highly catalytic hollow palladium nanoparticles derived from silver@silver–palladium core–shell nanostructures for the oxidation of formic acid, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 272, 25 December 2014
  • Chongjiang Cao, Guang Yang, Wei Song, Xingrong Ju, Qiuhui Hu, Jianfeng Yao, Selective adsorption of palladium complex for carbon-supported Pd/Mo electrocatalyst by the charge enhanced dry impregnation method, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 272, 25 December 2014
  • Shan-Shan Li, Jie-Ning Zheng, Ai-Jun Wang, Fang-Lei Tao, Jiu-Ju Feng, Jian-Rong Chen, Haiying Yu, Branched platinum-on-palladium bimetallic heteronanostructures supported on reduced graphene oxide for highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 272, 25 December 2014
  • Wei-Hsin Chen, Charng-Hung Lin, Yu-Li Lin, Flow-field design for improving hydrogen recovery in a palladium membrane tube, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 472, 15 December 2014
  • Jindi Cai, Yanzhen Zeng, Yonglang Guo, Copper@palladium–copper core–shell nanospheres as a highly effective electrocatalyst for ethanol electro-oxidation in alkaline media, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014
  • Jing-Jing Lv, Shan-Shan Li, Ai-Jun Wang, Li-Ping Mei, Jiu-Ju Feng, Jian-Rong Chen, Zhaojiang Chen, One-pot synthesis of monodisperse palladium–copper nanocrystals supported on reduced graphene oxide nanosheets with improved catalytic activity and methanol tolerance for oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 269, 10 December 2014
  • Jing-Jing Lv, Jie-Ning Zheng, Hong-Bao Zhang, Meng Lin, Ai-Jun Wang, Jian-Rong Chen, Jiu-Ju Feng, Simple synthesis of platinum–palladium nanoflowers on reduced graphene oxide and their enhanced catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 269, 10 December 2014