Rhenium Slugs

High Purity Re Slugs
CAS 7440-15-5

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

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Re 7440-15-5 24869629 23947 MFCD00011195 231-124-5 N/A [Re] InChI=1S/Re WUAPFZMCVAUBPE-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
186.21 Silvery-gray 21.02 gm/cc 80,000 psi 3180 °C 5627 °C 0.480 W/cm/K @298.2 K 19.3 microhm-cm @ 20°C 1.9 Paulings 0.0329 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 152 K-Cal/gm atom at 5627°C 7.9 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Rhenium 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. 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Rhenium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Rhenium (Re) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolRhenium (atomic symbol: Re, atomic number: 75) is a Block D, Group 7, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 186.207. The number of electrons in each of rhenium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 13, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d5 6s2. Rhenium Bohr ModelThe rhenium atom has a radius of 137 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm. Rhenium was discovered and first isolated by Masataka Ogawa in 1908. In its elemental form, rhenium has a silvery-white appearance. Rhenium is the fourth densest element exceeded only by platinum, iridium, and osmium. Elemental Rhenium Rhenium's high melting point is exceeded only by those of tungsten and carbon. Rhenium is found in small amounts in gadolinite and molybdenite. It is usually extracted from the flue dusts of molybdenum smelters. The name Rhenium originates from the Latin word 'Rhenus' meaning "Rhine" after the place of discovery. For more information on rhenium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of rhenium products, visit the Rhenium Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
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Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes N/A
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RTECS Number VI0780000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany nwg
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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 Rhenium

  • Josh Kacher, Andrew M. Minor, Twin boundary interactions with grain boundaries investigated in pure rhenium, Acta Materialia, Volume 81, December 2014
  • Makoto Fukuda, Kiyohiro Yabuuchi, Shuhei Nogami, Akira Hasegawa, Teruya Tanaka, Microstructural development of tungsten and tungsten–rhenium alloys due to neutron irradiation in HFIR, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 455, Issues 1–3, December 2014
  • Alejandro Vargas-Uscategui, Edgar Mosquera, Juan M. López-Encarnación, Boris Chornik, Ram S. Katiyar, Luis Cifuentes, Characterization of rhenium compounds obtained by electrochemical synthesis after aging process, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 220, December 2014
  • Shuqi Guo, Formation of rhenium diboride via mechanochemical–annealing processing of Re and B, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 16, December 2014
  • V.Kh. Alimov, Y. Hatano, K. Sugiyama, M. Balden, M. Oyaidzu, S. Akamaru, K. Tada, H. Kurishita, T. Hayashi, M. Matsuyama, Surface morphology and deuterium retention in tungsten and tungsten–rhenium alloy exposed to low-energy, high flux D plasma, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 454, Issues 1–3, November 2014
  • Victor V. Verpekin, Alexander A. Kondrasenko, Oleg S. Chudin, Alexander D. Vasiliev, Galina V. Burmakina, Nina I. Pavlenko, Anatoly I. Rubaylo, Chemistry of vinylidene complexes. XXIII. Binuclear rhenium–palladium vinylidene bridged complexes, their reactions with diiron nonacarbonyl, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 770, 1 November 2014
  • M. Karthikeyan, Bala. Manimaran, One-pot synthesis of sulphur-bridged rhenium containing molecular cubanes: Spectroscopic and structural characterisation, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 769, 15 October 2014
  • Anton A. Ivanov, Michael A. Shestopalov, Konstantin A. Brylev, Vadim K. Khlestkin, Yuri V. Mironov, A family of octahedral rhenium cluster complexes trans-[{Re6Q8}(PPh3)4X2] (Q = S or Se, X = Cl, Br or I): Preparation and halide-dependent luminescence properties, Polyhedron, Volume 81, 15 October 2014
  • Steven A. Chabolla, Edward A. Dellamary, Charles W. Machan, F. Akif Tezcan, Clifford P. Kubiak, Combined steric and electronic effects of positional substitution on dimethyl-bipyridine rhenium(I)tricarbonyl electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 422, 1 October 2014
  • Junya Nakamura, Takahiro Kaneko, Takashi Hara, Kyosuke Yoshimi, Kouichi Maruyama, Hirokazu Katsui, Takashi Goto, Site-occupation behavior and solid-solution hardening effect of rhenium in Mo5SiB2, Intermetallics, Volume 53, October 2014