Tantalum Nitrate


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(2N) 99% Tantalum Nitrate TA-NAT-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Tantalum Nitrate TA-NAT-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Tantalum Nitrate TA-NAT-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Tantalum Nitrate TA-NAT-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
TaN5O15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
N5O15Ta 490.97 Powder N/A N/A N/A N/A Safety Data Sheet

Nitrate IonTantalum Nitrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Tantalum source for uses compatible with nitrates and lower (acidic) pH. Nitrate compounds are generally soluble in water. Nitrate materials are also oxidizing agents. When mixed with hydrocarbons, nitrate compounds can form a flammable mixture. Nitrates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale(nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion. The nitrate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of a single nitrogen atom ionically bound to three oxygen atoms (Symbol: NO3) for a total formula weight of 62.05. Tantalum Nitrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Tantalum Nitrate Solution. 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.

Tantalum (Ta) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolTantalum (atomic symbol: Ta, atomic number: 73) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 180.94788. The number of electrons in each of tantalum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 11, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d3 6s2. Tantalum Bohr ModelThe tantalum atom has a radius of 146 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm Tantalum was first discovered by Anders G. Ekeberg in 1802 in Uppsala, Sweden; however, it was not until 1844 when Heinrich Rose first recognized it as a distinct element. High Purity (99.999%) Tantalum (Ta) Metal In its elemental form, tantalum has a grayish blue appearance. Tantalum is found in the minerals tantalite, microlite, wodginite, euxenite, and polycrase. Due to the close relation of tantalum to niobium in the periodic table, Tantalum's name originates from the Greek word Tantalos meaning Father of Niobe in Greek mythology. For more information on tantalum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of tantalum products, visit the Tantalum 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 Tantalum

  • Zaenal Awaludin, Takeyoshi Okajima, Takeo Ohsaka, Preparation of reduced tantalum pentoxide by electrochemical technique for oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • R. Govindarajan, M. Keswani, S. Raghavan, Galvanic corrosion characteristics of poly silicon–tantalum nitride couple immersed in dilute HF solutions, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 27, November 2014
  • Wei-Kang Hsieh, Kin-Tak Lam, Shoou-Jinn Chang, Characteristics of tantalum-doped silicon oxide-based resistive random access memory, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 27, November 2014
  • Diletta Sciti, Laura Silvestroni, Jean-Louis Sans, Luca Mercatelli, Marco Meucci, Elisa Sani, Tantalum diboride-based ceramics for bulk solar absorbers, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 130, November 2014
  • Qing Liao, Yanjie Wang, Yan Chen, Yanying Wei, Haihui Wang, Novel bifunctional tantalum and bismuth co-doped perovskite BaBi0.05Co0.8Ta0.15O3-d with high oxygen permeation, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 468, 15 October 2014
  • Luciano Cordeiro, Robson Manoel Silva, Gabriele Matinatti de Pietro, Camila Pereira, Elivelton Alves Ferreira, Sidney J.L. Ribeiro, Younes Messaddeq, Fábia Castro Cassanjes, Gael Poirier, Thermal and structural properties of tantalum alkali-phosphate glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 402, 15 October 2014
  • T.P. Remington, C.J. Ruestes, E.M. Bringa, B.A. Remington, C.H. Lu, B. Kad, M.A. Meyers, Plastic deformation in nanoindentation of tantalum: A new mechanism for prismatic loop formation, Acta Materialia, Volume 78, 1 October 2014
  • Agnieszka Gubernat, Lukasz Zych, The isothermal sintering of the single-phase non-stoichiometric niobium carbide (NbC1-x) and tantalum carbide (TaC1-x), Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 12, October 2014
  • Yunlang Cheng, Ling Cao, Gang He, Guang Yao, Xueping Song, Zhaoqi Sun, Preparation, microstructure and photoelectrical properties of Tantalum-doped zinc oxide transparent conducting films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 608, 25 September 2014
  • K.C. Atli, I. Karaman, R.D. Noebe, Influence of tantalum additions on the microstructure and shape memory response of Ti50.5Ni24.5Pd25 high-temperature shape memory alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 613, 8 September 2014
  • C.J. Ruestes, A. Stukowski, Y. Tang, D.R. Tramontina, P. Erhart, B.A. Remington, H.M. Urbassek, M.A. Meyers, E.M. Bringa, Atomistic simulation of tantalum nanoindentation: Effects of indenter diameter, penetration velocity, and interatomic potentials on defect mechanisms and evolution, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 613, 8 September 2014
  • C. Deng, S.F. Liu, X.B. Hao, J.L. Ji, Z.Q. Zhang, Q. Liu, Orientation dependence of stored energy release and microstructure evolution in cold rolled tantalum, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 46, September 2014
  • Z.Y. Nuru, C.J. Arendse, S. Khamlich, L. Kotsedi, M. Maaza, A Tantalum diffusion barrier layer to improve the thermal stability of AlxOy/Pt/AlxOy multilayer solar absorber, Solar Energy, Volume 107, September 2014
  • Konstantin P. Savkin, Alexey S. Bugaev, Alexey G. Nikolaev, Efim M. Oks, Maxim V. Shandrikov, Georgy Yu. Yushkov, Andrey V. Tyunkov, Elena V. Savruk, Sheet resistance of alumina ceramic after high energy implantation of tantalum ions, Applied Surface Science, Volume 310, 15 August 2014
  • Haitham Mohammad Abdelaal, Erik Pfeifer, Christina Grünberg, Bernd Harbrecht, Synthesis of tantalum pentaoxide hollow Spheres utilizing a sacrificial templating approach, Materials Letters, Available online 11 August 2014
  • Yaron Amouyal, Zugang Mao, David N. Seidman, Combined atom probe tomography and first-principles calculations for studying atomistic interactions between tungsten and tantalum in nickel-based alloys, Acta Materialia, Volume 74, 1 August 2014
  • C. Hertl, L. Koll, T. Schmitz, E. Werner, U. Gbureck, Structural characterisation of oxygen diffusion hardened alpha-tantalum PVD-coatings on titanium, Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 41, 1 August 2014
  • Nuno P. Barradas, E. Alves, M. Fonseca, Z. Siketic, I. Bogdanovic Radovic, Stopping power of C, O and Cl in tantalum oxide, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 332, 1 August 2014
  • J.C. Sarker, R. Vasan, Y.F. Makableh, S. Lee, A.I. Nusir, M.O. Manasreh, Enhanced performance of surface modified InAs quantum dots solar cell by a sol–gel grown tantalum pentoxide antireflection coating, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 127, August 2014
  • Nicholas A. Pedrazas, Thomas E. Buchheit, Elizabeth A. Holm, Eric M. Taleff, Dynamic abnormal grain growth in tantalum, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 610, 29 July 2014

Recent Research & Development for Nitrates

  • L. Liu, J.P. Cheng, J. Zhang, F. Liu, X.B. Zhang, Effects of dodecyl sulfate and nitrate anions on the supercapacitive properties of a-Co(OH)2, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Baogang Zhang, Ye Liu, Shuang Tong, Maosheng Zheng, Yinxin Zhao, Caixing Tian, Hengyuan Liu, Chuanping Feng, Enhancement of bacterial denitrification for nitrate removal in groundwater with electrical stimulation from microbial fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Xu Wang, Dahai Pan, Qian Xu, Min He, Shuwei Chen, Feng Yu, Ruifeng Li, Synthesis of ordered mesoporous alumina with high thermal stability using aluminum nitrate as precursor, Materials Letters, Volume 135, 15 November 2014
  • Javad Baneshi, Mohammad Haghighi, Naeimeh Jodeiri, Mozaffar Abdollahifar, Hossein Ajamein, Urea–nitrate combustion synthesis of ZrO2 and CeO2 doped CuO/Al2O3 nanocatalyst used in steam reforming of biomethanol for hydrogen production, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 9, Part A, November 2014
  • Ian Y.Y. Bu, Sol–gel production of aluminium doped zinc oxide using aluminium nitrate, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 27, November 2014
  • N. Sivakumar, V. Jaisankar, G. Chakkaravarthi, G. Anbalagan, Synthesis, crystal structure, optical, thermal and mechanical characterization of poly bis(thiourea) silver(I) nitrate single crystals synthesized at room temperature, Materials Letters, Volume 132, 1 October 2014
  • Jing Cai, Ping Zheng, Mahmood Qaisar, Peide Sun, Effect of electrode types on simultaneous anaerobic sulfide and nitrate removal in microbial fuel cell, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 134, 25 September 2014
  • Raka Mukherjee, Sirshendu De, Adsorptive removal of nitrate from aqueous solution by polyacrylonitrile–alumina nanoparticle mixed matrix hollow-fiber membrane, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 466, 15 September 2014
  • Mircea Niculescu, Ionut Ledeti, Mihail Bîrzescu, New methods to obtain carboxylic acids by oxidation reactions of 1,2-ethanediol with metallic nitrates, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 767, 15 September 2014
  • Bikshandarkoil R. Srinivasan, Comments on the paper: ‘Studies on structural, thermal and optical properties of novel NLO crystal bis l-glutamine sodium nitrate’, Materials Letters, Volume 131, 15 September 2014
  • Redrothu Hanumantharao, S. Kalainathan, Reply to “Comments on the paper: Studies on structural, thermal and optical properties of novel NLO crystal bis l-glutamine sodium nitrate”, Materials Letters, Volume 131, 15 September 2014
  • N. Hosseini, F. Karimzadeh, M.H. Abbasi, G.M. Choi, Microstructural characterization and electrical conductivity of CuxMn3-xO4 (0.9=x=1.3) spinels produced by optimized glycine–nitrate combustion and mechanical milling processes, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part A, September 2014
  • J.L. Camas-Anzueto, A.E. Aguilar-Castillejos, J.H. Castañón-González, M.C. Lujpán-Hidalgo, H.R. Hernández de León, R. Mota Grajales, Fiber sensor based on Lophine sensitive layer for nitrate detection in drinking water, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Volume 60, September 2014
  • Wattana Tuichai, Prasit Thongbai, Vittaya Amornkitbamrung, Teerapon Yamwong, Santi Maensiri, Na0.5Bi0.5Cu3Ti4O12 nanocrystalline powders prepared by a glycine–nitrate process: Preparation, characterization, and their dielectric properties, Microelectronic Engineering, Volume 126, 25 August 2014
  • Reza Shokrani, Mohammad Haghighi, Naeimeh Jodeiri, Hossein Ajamein, Mozaffar Abdollahifar, Fuel cell grade hydrogen production via methanol steam reforming over CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 nanocatalyst with various oxide ratios synthesized via urea-nitrates combustion method, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 39, Issue 25, 22 August 2014
  • Lina Shi, Jianhua Du, Zuliang Chen, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Ravendra Naidu, Functional kaolinite supported Fe/Ni nanoparticles for simultaneous catalytic remediation of mixed contaminants (lead and nitrate) from wastewater, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 428, 15 August 2014
  • Xinxin Jiang, Kaiqiang Wu, Lianyi Shao, Miao Shui, Xiaoting Lin, Mengmeng Lao, Nengbing Long, Yuanlong Ren, Jie Shu, Lithium storage mechanism in superior high capacity copper nitrate hydrate anode material, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 260, 15 August 2014
  • Inmaculada Pérez-Toro, Alicia Domínguez-Martín, Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte, Esther Vílchez-Rodríguez, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Juan Niclós-Gutiérrez, Synthesis, thermogravimetric study and crystal structure of an N-rich copper(II) compound with tren ligands and nitrate counter-anions, Thermochimica Acta, Available online 12 August 2014
  • Seung-Young Park, Chan Woong Na, Jee Hyun Ahn, Rak-Hyun Song, Jong-Heun Lee, Preparation of highly porous NiO–gadolinium-doped ceria nano-composite powders by one-pot glycine nitrate process for anode-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Available online 4 August 2014
  • Laxman Singh, Uma Shanker Rai, Kamdeo Mandal, Byung Cheol Sin, Sang-Ick Lee, Youngil Lee, Dielectric, AC-impedance, modulus studies on 0.5BaTiO3·0.5CaCu3Ti4O12 nano-composite ceramic synthesized by one-pot, glycine-assisted nitrate-gel route, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 7, Part A, August 2014