Rhenium Chunk

High Purity Re Chunk
CAS 7440-15-5

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(2N) 99% Rhenium Chunk RE-M-02-CK Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Rhenium Chunk RE-M-03-CK Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Rhenium Chunk RE-M-04-CK Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Rhenium Chunk RE-M-05-CK 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

High Purity ChunkAmerican Elements specializes in producing high purity Rhenium Chunk using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. Standard Chunk pieces are amorphous uniform pieces ranging in size from 5-15 mm. 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 granules, 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. We also produce Rhenium as rod, pellets, powder, pieces, disc, ingot, 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.

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • G. Habarurema, E.C. Hosten, R. Betz, T.I.A. Gerber, Coordination of a Schiff base as an iminium-thiolate zwitterion to rhenium(I), Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Volume 47, September 2014
  • Arnd Vogler, Ilya G. Shenderovich, Photochemistry of deprotonated rhenium(I) (3,3'-dihydroxy-2,2'-bipyridine) tricarbonyl chloride. Photoisomerization at the chelate in basic solution, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 421, 1 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
  • 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, Available online 12 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
  • 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, Available online 11 August 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, Available online 6 August 2014
  • M. Karthikeyan, Bala. Manimaran, One-pot synthesis of sulphur-bridged rhenium containing molecular cubanes: Spectroscopic and structural characterisation, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Available online 2 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
  • 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, Available online 22 July 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