Ruthenium Shot

High Purity Ru Shot
CAS 7440-18-8

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Ruthenium Shot RU-M-02-SH Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Ruthenium Shot RU-M-03-SH Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Ruthenium Shot RU-M-04-SH Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Ruthenium Shot RU-M-05-SH Contact American Elements

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 (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots) 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 Information Center.

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

  • Lufei Xiao, Hui Wang, Qiong Zhang, Yingzhong Zhu, Junshan Luo, Yunke Liang, Shengyi Zhang, Hongping Zhou, Yupeng Tian, Jieying Wu, Novel ruthenium (II) polypyridyl complexes containing carbazole with flexible substituents: Crystal structure, nonlinear optical properties and DNA-binding interaction, Dyes and Pigments, Volume 113, February 2015
  • Marília I.F. Barbosa, Rodrigo S. Corrêa, Lucas V. Pozzi, Érica de O. Lopes, Fernando R. Pavan, Clarice Q.F. Leite, Javier Ellena, Sérgio de P. Machado, Gustavo Von Poelhsitz, Alzir A. Batista, Ruthenium(II) complexes with hydroxypyridinecarboxylates: Screening potential metallodrugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Polyhedron, Volume 85, 8 January 2015
  • Ross J. Davidson, Eric W. Ainscough, Andrew M. Brodie, Geoffrey B. Jameson, Mark R. Waterland, Harry R. Allcock, Mark D. Hindenlang, Terpyridine and 2,6-di(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine substituted cyclotri- and polyphosphazene ruthenium(II) complexes: Chemical and physical behaviour, Polyhedron, Volume 85, 8 January 2015
  • César Zúñiga, Irma Crivelli, Bárbara Loeb, Synthesis, characterization, spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of donor–acceptor ruthenium(II) polypyridine ligand derivatives with potential NLO applications, Polyhedron, Volume 85, 8 January 2015
  • Xiaoting Chen, Conghui Si, Yulai Gao, Jan Frenzel, Junzhe Sun, Gunther Eggeler, Zhonghua Zhang, Multi-component nanoporous platinum–ruthenium–copper–osmium–iridium alloy with enhanced electrocatalytic activity towards methanol oxidation and oxygen reduction, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015
  • Zheng Bo, Dan Hu, Jing Kong, Jianhua Yan, Kefa Cen, Performance of vertically oriented graphene supported platinum–ruthenium bimetallic catalyst for methanol oxidation, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015
  • Shuo-Jian Lu, Shi-Bo Ji, Jun-Chen Liu, Hong Li, Wei-Shan Li, Photoelectrocatalytic oxidation of glucose at a ruthenium complex modified titanium dioxide electrode promoted by uric acid and ascorbic acid for photoelectrochemical fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015
  • Rambabu Sydam, Melepurath Deepa, S.M. Shivaprasad, A.K. Srivastava, A WO3–poly(butyl viologen) layer-by-layer film/ruthenium purple film based electrochromic device switching by 1 volt application, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 132, January 2015
  • Pinjiang Li, Hongyuan Cai, Qunwei Tang, Benlin He, Lin Lin, Counter electrodes from binary ruthenium selenide alloys for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 271, 20 December 2014
  • Guangyu Zhao, Yanning Niu, Li Zhang, Kening Sun, Ruthenium oxide modified titanium dioxide nanotube arrays as carbon and binder free lithium–air battery cathode catalyst, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014