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

  • 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
  • Gabriele Albertin, Stefano Antoniutti, Jesús Castro, Silvio Siddi, Preparation of diethylcyanamide and cyanoguanidine complexes of manganese and rhenium, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 767, 15 September 2014
  • Mei Rui, Wang Yuhong, Wang Yinting, Zhang Na, Phosphorescent rhenium emitters based on two electron-withdrawing diamine ligands: Structure, characterization and electroluminescent performance, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 153, September 2014
  • Chowan Ashok Kumar, S. Karthikeyan, Babu Varghese, V. Veena, N. Sakthivel, Bala. Manimaran, Synthesis, characterisation and cytotoxicity evaluation of rhenium(I) based ester functionalised dinuclear metallacyclophanes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 766, 1 September 2014
  • Jamaladin Shakeri, Hassan Hadadzadeh, Hossein Tavakol, Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO by a dinuclear carbonyl polypyridyl rhenium(I) complex, Polyhedron, Volume 78, 16 August 2014
  • David E.J. Armstrong, T.B. Britton, Effect of dislocation density on improved radiation hardening resistance of nano-structured tungsten–rhenium, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 611, 12 August 2014
  • Hua-Tian Shi, Chao Xu, Ai-Quan Jia, Xiang-Hong Huang, Qian-Feng Zhang, Syntheses and structures of two rhenium–sulfur–copper cubane-like cluster compounds with the bridging sulfate anions, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 419, 1 August 2014
  • Malgorzata Holynska, Tadeusz Lis, Decomposition of pentachloridooxidorhenates(VI) – A still underinvestigated source of rhenium complexes at different oxidation states, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 419, 1 August 2014
  • Keith Man-Chung Wong, Chunyan Wang, Ho-Chuen Lam, Nianyong Zhu, Bichromophoric rhodamine-rhenium(I) and -Iridium(III) sensory system: Synthesis, characterizations, photophysical and selective metal ions binding studies, Polyhedron, Available online 14 July 2014
  • James T. Goettel, Douglas Turnbull, Michael Gerken, A New Synthetic Route to Rhenium and Iodine Oxide Fluoride Anions: The Reaction between Oxoanions and Sulfur Tetrafluoride, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, Available online 9 July 2014
  • J.G. Malecki, B. Machura, A. Palion, I. Gryca, M. Oboz, T. Gron, Heterometallic complexes involving copper(II) and rhenium(VII) centers, Polyhedron, Volume 76, 7 July 2014
  • Roberta Cargnelutti, Ernesto S. Lang, Paulo Piquini, Ulrich Abram, Synthesis and structure of [ReOSe(2-Se-py)3]: A rhenium(V) complex with selenium(0) as a ligand, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Volume 45, July 2014
  • Stefan Huber, Alexander Pöthig, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Fritz E. Kühn, Evaluation of theoretical functionals for structural and vibrational energy predictions on organo-rhenium(VII) oxides, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 760, 15 June 2014
  • Nairong Sun, Lanting Zhang, Zhigang Li, Aidang Shan, The effect of microstructure on the creep behavior of a low rhenium-containing single crystal nickel-based superalloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 606, 12 June 2014
  • Nairong Sun, Lanting Zhang, Zhigang Li, Aidang Shan, Effect of heat-treatment on microstructure and high-temperature deformation behavior of a low rhenium-containing single crystal nickel-based superalloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 606, 12 June 2014
  • Mostafa Hosseinzadeh, Mohammad Ranjbar, Mehdi Alizadeh, Effect of operational parameters and internal recycle on rhenium solvent extraction from leach liquors using a mixer-settler, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2, June 2014
  • Giovanni Valenti, Monica Panigati, Alessandro Boni, Giuseppe D’Alfonso, Francesco Paolucci, Luca Prodi, Diazine bridged dinuclear rhenium complex: New molecular material for the CO2 conversion, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 417, 1 June 2014
  • Joseph D. Lessard, Daniel G. Gribbin, Leonid N. Shekhter, Recovery of rhenium from molybdenum and copper concentrates during the Looping Sulfide Oxidation process, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 44, May 2014
  • Li'an Zhu, Shuxin Bai, Hong Zhang, Yicong Ye, Wei Gao, Long-term high-temperature oxidation of iridium coated rhenium by electrical resistance heating method, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 44, May 2014
  • Chi-Chiu Ko, Apple Wai-Yi Cheung, Shek-Man Yiu, Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical study of diisocyano-bridged homodinuclear rhenium(I) diimine complexes, Polyhedron, Available online 13 April 2014