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. See research below.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

  • New p-tolylimido rhenium(v) complexes with carboxylate-based ligands: synthesis, structures and their catalytic potential in oxidations with peroxides. Gryca I, Machura B, Malecki JG, Shul'pina LS, Pombeiro AJ, Shul'pin GB. Dalton Trans. 2014.
  • Study on an oxygen sensing rhenium(I) complex with enlarged sensing/active area: Fabrication, photophysical parameters and molecular oxygen sensing performance. Xu G, Lu M, Huang C, Wang Y, Ge S. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014
  • Synthesis of tripeptide derivatized cyclopentadienyl complexes of technetium and rhenium as radiopharmaceutical probes. Nadeem Q, Can D, Shen Y, Felber M, Mahmood Z, Alberto R. Org Biomol Chem. 2014
  • Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Complex of 5,10,15,20-Tetra-p-tolyl-21,23-dithiaporphyrin. Kaur T, Ghosh A, Rajakannu P, Ravikanth M. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • Separation of no-carrier-added rhenium from bulk tantalum by the sodium malonate-PEG aqueous biphasic system. Appl Radiat Isot. | first author:Dutta B
  • New p-tolylimido rhenium(v) complexes with carboxylate-based ligands: synthesis, structures and their catalytic potential in oxidations with peroxides. Gryca I, Machura B, MaÅ‚ecki JG, Shul'pina LS, Pombeiro AJ, Shul'pin GB. Dalton Trans. 2014
  • Bench to bedside development of GMP grade Rhenium-188-HEDP, a radiopharmaceutical for targeted treatment of painful bone metastases. Ter Heine R, Lange R, Breukels OB, Bloemendal HJ, Rummenie RG, Wakker AM, de Graaf H, Beekman FJ, van der Westerlaken MM, Malingré MM, Wielders JP, van den Berg L, Hendrikse NH, de Klerk JM. Int J Pharm. 2014
  • Theoretical studies on the electronic structures and photoelectron spectra of tri-rhenium oxide clusters: Re3On(-) and Re3On (n=1-6). Zhou Q, Gong WC, Xie L, Zheng CG, Zhang W, Wang B, Zhang YF, Huang X. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Jan
  • Towards cancer cell-specific phototoxic organometallic rhenium(i) complexes. Leonidova A, Pierroz V, Rubbiani R, Heier J, Ferrari S, Gasser G. Dalton Trans. 2014
  • p-Tolylimido rhenium(v) complexes - synthesis, X-ray studies, spectroscopic characterization, DFT calculations and catalytic activity. Machura B, Gryca I, Malecki JG, Alonso F, Moglie Y. Dalton Trans. 2014 Feb.
  • Biodistribution of Rhenium Cluster Complex K4[Re6S8(CN)6] in the Body of Laboratory Rats. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2013 | first author:Brylev KA
  • CO2 Capture by a Rhenium(I) Complex with the Aid of Triethanolamine. Morimoto T, Nakajima T, Sawa S, Nakanishi R, Imori D, Ishitani O. J Am Chem Soc.
  • A Reusable Unsupported Rhenium Nanocrystalline Catalyst for Acceptorless Dehydrogenation of Alcohols through γ-C-H Activation. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 24282107 create date:2013/11/28 | first author:Yi J
  • Hydrogenation of succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol over rhenium catalyst supported on copper-containing mesoporous carbon. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2013 24245272 create date:2013/11/20 | first author:Hong UG
  • A density functional theory study of the mechanisms of oxidation of ethylene by rhenium oxide complexes. Aniagyei A, Tia R, Adei E. Dalton Trans.
  • Alkene Oxyalkylation Enabled by Merging Rhenium Catalysis with Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents via Decarboxylation. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 24236498 create date:2013/11/19 | first author:Wang Y
  • Isostructural nuclear and luminescent probes derived from stabilized [2 + 1] rhenium(i)/technetium(i) organometallic complexes. Inorg Chem. 2013 | first author:Pitchumony TS
  • Theoretical studies on the binding of rhenium(I) complexes to inducible nitric oxide synthase. Oliveira BL, Moreira IS, Fernandes PA, Ramos MJ, Santos I, Correia JD. J Mol Graph Model.
  • Activation of Nitriles by Metal Ligand Cooperation. Reversible Formation of Ketimido- and Enamido-Rhenium PNP Pincer Complexes and Relevance to Catalytic Design. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 | first author:Vogt M
  • Aggregation-Induced Emission Enhancement in Alkoxy-Bridged Binuclear Rhenium(I) Complexes: Application as Sensor for Explosives and Interaction with Microheterogeneous Media. J Phys Chem B. | first author:Sathish V