Scandium Nitride

CAS 664347-12-0

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Scandium Nitride SC-N-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Scandium Nitride SC-N-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Scandium Nitride SC-N-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Scandium Nitride SC-N-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
ScN 664347-12-0 24855801 23952 MFCD00016323 231-129-2 azanylidynescandium   N#[Sc] InChI=1S/N.Sc CUOITRGULIVMPC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
NSc 58.9626 Powder g/cm3 58.959 58.959 0 Safety Data Sheet

Nitride IonScandium Nitride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Scandium (Sc) and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolScandium (atomic symbol: Sc, atomic number: 21) is a Block D, Group 3, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 44.955912. The number of electrons in each of Scandium's shells is [2, 8, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d1 4s2. Scandium Bohr Model The scandium atom has a radius of 162 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 216 pm.Scandium was predicted by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1871 and actually discovered and isolated by Lars Nilson in 1879. One of the transition metals, scandium has a silvery-white appearance in its elemental form which oxidizes to yellow or pinkish upon contact with air.Elemental Scandium It is occasionally included in the classification of the rare earth elements. Scandium is found in concentrated amounts in the minerals euxenite, gadolinite and thortveitite; however, due to the difficulties in the preparation of metallic scandium, global trade of the pure metal is very limited. The origin of the name scandium comes from the Latin word 'scandia' meaning Scandinavia. For more information on scandium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of scandium products, visit the Scandium Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 5-11
Safety Precautions 16-36/37/39-7/9
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3089 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany N/A
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Flame Over Circle-Oxidizing gases and liquids        

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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 Scandium

  • Bushra Fatima, Sunil Singh Chouhan, Nikita Acharya, Sankar P. Sanyal, Theoretical prediction of the electronic structure, bonding behavior and elastic moduli of scandium intermetallics, Intermetallics, Volume 53, October 2014
  • Ussadawut Patakham, Chaowalit Limmaneevichitr, Effects of Iron on Intermetallic Compound Formation in Scandium Modified Al-Si-Mg Alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Available online 15 July 2014
  • Atsushi Suzuki, Takeo Oku, Role of scandium atom in ScxY3-xN@C80(CF3)n (n = 0, 2) on nuclear quadrupole interaction, electric field gradient and asymmetric parameters, Microelectronic Engineering, Available online 10 July 2014
  • A. Birsan, Electronic structure and magnetism of new scandium-based full Heusler compounds: Sc2CoZ (Z = Si, Ge, Sn), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 598, 15 June 2014
  • Kevin R.D. Johnson, Paul G. Hayes, Yttrium and scandium complexes of a bulky bis(phosphinimine)carbazole ligand, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Available online 12 June 2014
  • Rekha Mann, Kiranmala Laishram, Renu Gautam, Suman Shakya, Neelam Malhan, Scandium ion doped yttrium oxide transparent ceramic from nitrate alanine microwave combustion synthesized nanopowders, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 5, June 2014
  • N.Q. Tuan, A.M.P. Pinto, H. Puga, L.A. Rocha, J. Barbosa, Effects of substituting ytterbium for scandium on the microstructure and age-hardening behaviour of Al–Sc alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 601, 17 April 2014
  • Ilya Taydakov, Andrey Vaschenko, Yuri Strelenko, Alexey Vitukhnovsky, An unexpected electro-luminescent properties of scandium(III) heteroaromatic 1,3-diketonate complex, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 414, 1 April 2014
  • Yu-Chih Tzeng, Chih-Ting Wu, Hui-Yun Bor, Jain-Long Horng, Mu-Lin Tsai, Sheng-Long Lee, Effects of scandium addition on iron-bearing phases and tensile properties of Al–7Si–0.6Mg alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 593, 21 January 2014
  • Rafael González-Hernández, Gustavo Martínez, William López-Perez, Jairo Arbey Rodriguez, Structural stability of scandium on nonpolar GaN () and () surfaces: A first-principles study, Applied Surface Science, Volume 288, 1 January 2014
  • Fusheng Pan, Mingbo Yang, Liang Cheng, Retraction notice to “Effects of minor scandium on as-cast microstructure, mechanical properties and casting fluidity of ZA84 magnesium Alloy” [Mater. Sci. Eng. A 527 (2009) 1074–1081], Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 587, 10 December 2013
  • Li Tian, Shuxian Wang, Kui Wu, Baolin Wang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Huaqiang Cai, Hui Huang, Thermal, spectroscopic and laser properties of Nd3+ in gadolinium scandium gallium garnet crystal produced by optical floating zone method, Optical Materials, Volume 36, Issue 2, December 2013
  • N. Arikan, A. Iyigör, A. Candan, S. Ugur, Z. Charifi, H. Baaziz, G. Ugur, Structural, elastic, electronic and phonon properties of scandium-based compounds ScX3 (X = Ir, Pd, Pt and Rh): An ab initio study, Computational Materials Science, Volume 79, November 2013
  • R. Awad, A. Al-Zein, M. Roumie, I.H. Ibrahim, Synthesis and Characterization of Tl-1223 Substituted by Scandium, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, Volume 29, Issue 11, November 2013
  • Ussadawut Patakham, Julathep Kajornchaiyakul, Chaowalit Limmaneevichitr, Modification mechanism of eutectic silicon in Al–6Si–0.3Mg alloy with scandium, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 575, 25 October 2013
  • Samuel Couillaud, Marina Kirikova, Warda Zaïdi, Jean-Pierre Bonnet, Samuel Marre, Cyril Aymonier, Junxian Zhang, Fermin Cuevas, Michel Latroche, Luc Aymard, Jean-Louis Bobet, Supercritical fluid chemical deposition of Pd nanoparticles on magnesium–scandium alloy for hydrogen storage, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 574, 15 October 2013
  • Xiangnan Li, Xuening Jiang, Hongxia Xu, Qiuli Xu, Lei Jiang, Yuchao Shi, Qingyu Zhang, Scandium-doped PrBaCo2-xScxO6-d oxides as cathode material for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 38, Issue 27, 10 September 2013
  • C. Saidi, N. Chaaben, A. Bchetnia, A. Fouzri, N. Sakly, B. El Jani, Growth of scandium doped GaN by MOVPE, Superlattices and Microstructures, Volume 60, August 2013
  • Juhan Subbi, Ivo Heinmaa, Reio Põder, Helgi Kooskora, Solid state NMR spin-lattice relaxation investigation of oxygen dynamics in scandium doped ceria from 60 to 1073 K, Solid State Ionics, Volume 239, 15 May 2013
  • Ziwei Tang, Feng Yuan, Qinfen Gu, Yingbin Tan, Xiaowei Chen, Craig M. Jensen, Xuebin Yu, Scandium and vanadium borohydride ammoniates: Enhanced dehydrogenation behavior upon coordinative expansion and establishment of Hd+?-dH interactions, Acta Materialia, Volume 61, Issue 8, May 2013