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Ruthenium Shot

High Purity Ru Shot
CAS 7440-18-8

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Ru 7440-18-8 24878803 23950 MFCD00011207 231-127-1 N/A [Ru] InChI=1S/Ru KJTLSVCANCCWHF-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
101.07 N/A 12370 kg/m³ N/A 2334°C 4150°C 1.17 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 7.6 microhm-cm @ 0°C 2.2 Paulings  0.057 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 148 K-cal/gm atom at 3900°C 6.1 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Ruthenium Shots with the highest possible density High Purity Sphereand 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 Sphere 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Ruthenium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Ruthenium (Ru) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolRuthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 elemen with an atomic weight of 101.07. Ruthenium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by Jędrzej Śniadecki in 1807.It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. Elemental RutheniumIn its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia. For more information on ruthenium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of ruthenium products, visit the Ruthenium element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11
Safety Precautions 16-22-24/25
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3089 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
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 Ruthenium

  • Using Inclusion Complexes with Cyclodextrins to Explore the Aggregation Behavior of a Ruthenium Metallosurfactant. Nerea Iza, Andrés Guerrero-Martínez, Gloria Tardajos, et. al. Langmuir: February 12, 2015
  • Light-Activated Protein Inhibition through Photoinduced Electron Transfer of a Ruthenium(II)-Cobalt(III) Bimetallic Complex. Robert J. Holbrook, David J. Weinberg, Mark D. Peterson, Emily A. Weiss, and Thomas J. Meade. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: February 11, 2015
  • Platinum-Ruthenium Heterogeneous Catalytic Anodes Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition for Use in Direct Methanol Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Heon Jae Jeong, Jun Woo Kim, Kiho Bae, Hojean Jung, and Joon Hyung Shim. ACS Catal.: February 6, 2015
  • Ruthenium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 5-Amino-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylates for Triazole-Based Scaffolds: Beyond the Dimroth Rearrangement. Serena Ferrini, Jay Zumbar Chandanshive, Stefano Lena, Mauro Comes Franchini, Giuseppe Giannini, Andrea Tafi, and Maurizio Taddei. J. Org. Chem.: February 5, 2015
  • Hybrids of a Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complex and a Metal Oxide Nanosheet for Dye-Sensitized Hydrogen Evolution with Visible Light: Effects of the Energy Structure on Photocatalytic Activity. Kazuhiko Maeda, Go Sahara, Miharu Eguchi, and Osamu Ishitani. ACS Catal.: February 5, 2015
  • Secondary Coordination Sphere Effects in Ruthenium(III) Tetraammine Complexes: Role of the Coordinated Water Molecule. Maykon L. Souza, Eduardo E. Castellano, Joshua Telser, and Douglas W. Franco. Inorg. Chem.: February 5, 2015
  • Time Resolved Electron Transfer in Porphyrin Coordinated Ruthenium Dimers – from Mixed Valence Dynamics to Hot Electron Transfer. Jonas Petersson, Jane S Henderson, Allison Brown, Leif Hammarström, and Clifford P. Kubiak. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 5, 2015
  • Mimicking the Heteroleptic Dyes for an Efficient 1D-ZnO Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Using the Homoleptic Ruthenium(II) Dipyridophenazine Complex as a Photosensitizer. Dipankar Barpuzary, Avishek Banik, Aditya Narayan Panda, and Mohammad Qureshi. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 4, 2015
  • Isokinetic Temperature and Size-Controlled Activation of Ruthenium-Catalyzed Ammonia Borane Hydrolysis. Hanyu Ma and Chongzheng Na. ACS Catal.: January 30, 2015
  • Solid-Phase Synthesis as a Platform for the Discovery of New Ruthenium Complexes for Efficient Release of Photocaged Ligands with Visible Light. Rajgopal Sharma, Jessica D. Knoll, Nicholas Ancona, Phillip D. Martin, Claudia Turro, and Jeremy J. Kodanko. Inorg. Chem.: January 22, 2015