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Rhenium Slugs

High Purity Re Slugs
CAS 7440-15-5

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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 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 element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
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Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Precautions N/A
RTECS Number VI0780000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany nwg
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Classification and Labelling (GHS)

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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

  • Deprotonation of coordinated phosphanes in a rhenium complex: C-C coupling with diimine coligands. Arévalo R, Pérez J, Riera L. Chemistry. 2015 Feb 23: Chemistry
  • Drug composition matters: the influence of carrier concentration on the radiochemical purity, hydroxyapatite affinity and in-vivo bone accumulation of the therapeutic radiopharmaceutical (188)Rhenium-HEDP. Lange R, de Klerk JM, Bloemendal HJ, Ramakers RM, Beekman FJ, van der Westerlaken MM, Hendrikse NH, Ter Heine R. Nucl Med Biol. 2015 May: Nucl Med Biol
  • High performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for ex vivo metabolic studies of a rhenium-labeled radiopharmaceutical for liver cancer. Chen WH, Liao CW, Luo TY, Chang Y, Men LC, Hsieh YC. Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng). 2014: Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng)
  • Crystal structure of cis-bis-(μ-β-alanine-κ(2) O:O')bis[tri-chlorido-rhenium(III)](Re-Re) sesquihydrate. Golichenko AA, Domasevitch KV, Kytova DE, Shtemenko AV. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Jan 1: Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun
  • Rhenium-catalysed dehydrogenative borylation of primary and secondary C(sp(3))-H bonds adjacent to a nitrogen atom. Murai M, Omura T, Kuninobu Y, Takai K. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Mar 3: Chem Commun (Camb)
  • Modification of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine with cationic rhenium(I) polypyridine units to afford phosphorogenic bioorthogonal probes with enhanced reaction kinetics. Choi AW, Tso KK, Yim VM, Liu HW, Lo KK. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Feb 25: Chem Commun (Camb)
  • Rhenium(I) polypyridine dibenzocyclooctyne complexes as phosphorescent bioorthogonal probes: Synthesis, characterization, emissive behavior, and biolabeling properties. Choi AW, Liu HW, Lo KK. J Inorg Biochem. 2015 Mar 4.: J Inorg Biochem
  • enantio-Enriched CPL-active helicene-bipyridine-rhenium complexes. Saleh N, Srebro M, Reynaldo T, Vanthuyne N, Toupet L, Chang VY, Muller G, Williams JA, Roussel C, Autschbach J, Crassous J. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Mar 4: Chem Commun (Camb)
  • Solvent-dependent dynamics of a series of rhenium photoactivated catalysts measured with ultrafast 2DIR. Kiefer LM, Kubarych KJ. J Phys Chem A. 2015 Feb 12: J Phys Chem A
  • Hydrodeoxygenation of vicinal OH groups over heterogeneous rhenium catalyst promoted by palladium and ceria support. Ota N, Tamura M, Nakagawa Y, Okumura K, Tomishige K. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2015 Feb 2