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Bismuth Telluride

CAS 1304-82-1

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Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Bi2Te3 1304-82-1 6379155 MFCD00014201 215-135-2 tellanylidenebismuth; tellurium N/A [Te].[Te]=

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Bi2Te3 800.76 Gray or black solid 585 °C
(1085 °F)
N/A 7.64-7.74 g/cm3 801.674797 807.679471 0 Safety Data Sheet

Telluride IonBismuth Telluride is a narrow gap layered semiconductor with high thermal conductivity. Recent research has confirmed that bismuth telluride may significantly increase the speed of microchips and be the basis for the emerging next generation technology know as "Spintronics". American Elements Bismuth Telluride products are generally available in most volumes and can be purchased in bulk quantites. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available 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). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.

Bismuth (Bi) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Bismuth (atomic symbol: Bi, atomic number: 83) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 208.98040. The number of electrons in each of Bismuth's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p3. Bismuth Bohr ModelThe bismuth atom has a radius of 156 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. In its elemental form, bismuth is a silvery white brittle metal. Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of all metals and, with the exception of mercury, its thermal conductivity is lower than any other metal. Elemental Bismuth Bismuth has a high electrical resistance, and has the highest Hall Effect of any metal (i.e., greatest increase in electrical resistance when placed in a magnetic field). Bismuth is found in bismuthinite and bismite It is also produced as a byproduct of lead, copper, tin, molybdenum and tungsten extraction. Bismuth was first discovered by Early Man. The name Bismuth originates from the German word 'wissmuth,' meaning white mass. For more information on bismuth, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of bismuth products, visit the Bismuth element page.

Tellurium Bohr ModelTellurium (Te) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolTellurium (atomic symbol: Te, atomic number: 52) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 5 element with an atomic radius of 127.60. The number of electrons in each of tellurium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 6 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p4. Tellurium was discovered by Franz Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 and first isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798. In its elemental form, tellurium has a silvery lustrous gray appearance.Elemental Tellurium The tellurium atom has a radius of 140 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 206 pm. Tellurium is most commonly sourced from the anode sludges produced as a byproduct of copper refining. The name Tellurium originates from the Greek word Tellus, meaning Earth. For more information on tellurium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of tellurium products, visit the Tellurium element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Precautions N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

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Recent Research & Development for Bismuth

  • Highly active magnetic bismuth tungstate/magnetite composite under visible light irradiation in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Shan G, Fu Y, Chu X, Chang C, Zhu L. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015 Apr 15
  • Trace level voltammetric determination of lead and cadmium in sediment pore water by a bismuth-oxychloride particle-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite modified glassy carbon electrode. Cerovac S, Guzsvány V, Kónya Z, Ashrafi AM, Švancara I, Ron?evi? S, Kukovecz Á, Dalmacija B, Vyt?as K. Talanta. 2015 Mar
  • Electrospun bismuth ferrite nanofibers for potential applications in ferroelectric photovoltaic devices. Fei L, Hu Y, Li X, Song R, Sun L, Huang H, Gu H, Chan HL, Wang Y. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Feb 18
  • Evaluation of nitrogen-rich macrocyclic ligands for the chelation of therapeutic bismuth radioisotopes. Wilson JJ, Ferrier M, Radchenko V, Maassen JR, Engle JW, Batista ER, Martin RL, Nortier FM, Fassbender ME, John KD, Birnbaum ER. Nucl Med Biol. 2014 Dec 20.
  • One-dimensional edge States with giant spin splitting in a bismuth thin film. Takayama A, Sato T, Souma S, Oguchi T, Takahashi T. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Feb 13
  • Bismuth labeling for the CT assessment of local administration of magnetic nanoparticles. Veintemillas-Verdaguer S, Luengo Y, Serna CJ, Andrés-Vergés M, Varela M, Calero M, Lazaro-Carrillo A, Villanueva A, Sisniega A, Montesinos P, Morales MP. Nanotechnology. 2015 Mar 27
  • An in vitro study on the cytotoxicity of bismuth oxychloride nanosheets in human HaCaT keratinocytes. Gao X, Zhang X, Wang Y, Wang Y, Peng S, Fan C. Food Chem Toxicol. 2015 Mar 6.
  • Laser-induced oxidation kinetics of bismuth surface microdroplets on GaAsBi studied in situ by Raman microprobe analysis. Steele JA, Lewis RA. Opt Express. 2014 Dec 29
  • Bismuth oxyiodide nanosheets: a novel high-energy anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Chen C, Hu P, Hu X, Mei Y, Huang Y. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Feb 18
  • Efficacy of reduced-dose regimen of a capsule containing bismuth subcitrate, metronidazole, and tetracycline given with amoxicillin and esomeprazole in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection. Harb AH, El Reda ZD, Sarkis FS, Chaar HF, Sharara AI. United European Gastroenterol J. 2015 Feb
  • Glutathione and multidrug resistance protein transporter mediate a self-propelled disposal of bismuth in human cells. Hong Y, Lai YT, Chan GC, Sun H. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 3.
  • First-principles calculation of femtosecond symmetry-breaking atomic forces in photoexcited bismuth. Murray ÉD, Fahy S. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Feb 6
  • Mesoporousbismuth ferrite with amplified magnetoelectric coupling and electric field-induced ferrimagnetism. Quickel TE, Schelhas LT, Farrell RA, Petkov N, Le VH, Tolbert SH. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 10
  • Cellular uptake and biocompatibility of bismuth ferrite harmonic advanced nanoparticles. Staedler D, Passemard S, Magouroux T, Rogov A, Maguire CM, Mohamed BM, Schwung S, Rytz D, Jüstel T, Hwu S, Mugnier Y, Le Dantec R, Volkov Y, Gerber-Lemaire S, Prina-Mello A, Bonacina L, Wolf JP. Nanomedicine. 2015 Jan 31.
  • [Addition of bismuth subsalicylate to triple eradication therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection: efficiency and adverse events]. Hinostroza Morales D, Díaz Ferrer J. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2014 Oct-Dec
  • Mechanism of Bismuth Telluride Exfoliation in an Ionic Liquid Solvent. Ludwig T, Guo L, McCrary PD, Zhang Z, Gordon H, Quan H, Stanton M, Frazier R, Rogers RD, Wang HT, Turner CH. Langmuir. 2015 Mar 11.
  • A linear heterometallic bismuth-copper coordination polymer containing two types of organic ligands. Yue ZL, Feng YQ, Ng SW. Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem. 2015 Feb
  • Thermal Decomposition of Bismuth Oxysulfide from Photoelectric Bi2O2S to Superconducting Bi4O4S3. Zhang X, Liu Y, Zhang G, Wang Y, Zhang H, Huang F. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Feb 25
  • Helicobacter pylori second-line rescue therapy with levofloxacin- and bismuth-containing quadruple therapy, after failure of standard triple or non-bismuth quadruple treatments. Gisbert JP, Romano M, Gravina AG, Solís-Muñoz P, Bermejo F, Molina-Infante J, Castro-Fernández M, Ortuño J, Lucendo AJ, Herranz M, Modolell I, Del Castillo F, Gómez J, Barrio J, Velayos B, Gómez B, Domínguez JL, Miranda A, Martorano M, Algaba A, Pabón M, Angueira T, Fernández-Salazar L, Federico A, Marín AC, McNicholl AG. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Feb 23.
  • Nano-textured Pillars of Electrosprayed Bismuth Vanadate for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Yoon H, Mali MG, Choi JY, Kim MW, Choi SK, Park H, Al-Deyab SS, Swihart MT, Yarin AL, Yoon SS. Langmuir. 2015 Mar 9.

Recent Research & Development for Tellurides

  • A turn-on fluorescent probe for hypochlorous acid based on the oxidation of diphenyl telluride. Venkatesan P, Wu SP. Analyst. 2015 Feb 21
  • Novel magnetic nickel telluride nanowires decorated with thorns: synthesis and their intrinsic peroxidase-like activity for detection of glucose. Wan L, Liu J, Huang XJ. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 Nov 14
  • A performance comparison of novel cadmium-zinc-telluride camera and conventional SPECT/CT using anthropomorphic torso phantom and water bags to simulate soft tissue and breast attenuation. Liu CJ, Cheng JS, Chen YC, Huang YH, Yen RF. Ann Nucl Med. 2015 Jan 28.
  • Terahertz-field-induced second harmonic generation through Pockels effect in zinc telluride crystal. Cornet M, Degert J, Abraham E, Freysz E. Opt Lett. 2014 Oct 15
  • Quantitative high-efficiency cadmium-zinc-telluride SPECT with dedicated parallel-hole collimation system in obese patients: Results of a multi-center study. Nakazato R, Slomka PJ, Fish M, Schwartz RG, Hayes SW, Thomson LE, Friedman JD, Lemley M Jr, Mackin ML, Peterson B, Schwartz AM, Doran JA, Germano G, Berman DS. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Apr
  • Simulation study comparing high-purity germanium and cadmium zinc telluride detectors for breast imaging. Campbell DL, Peterson TE. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Nov 21
  • Novel structural phases and superconductivity of iridium telluride under high pressures. Li B, Huang G, Sun J, Xing Z. Sci Rep. 2014 Sep 22
  • Efficient and ultrafast formation of long-lived charge-transfer exciton state in atomically thin cadmium selenide/cadmium telluride type-II heteronanosheets. Wu K, Li Q, Jia Y, McBride JR, Xie ZX, Lian T. ACS Nano. 2015 Jan 27
  • A density-functional study on the electronic and vibrational properties of layered antimony telluride. P Stoffel R, L Deringer V, E Simon R, P Hermann R, Dronskowski R. J Phys Condens Matter. 2015 Mar 4
  • Highly sensitive fluorescence biosensors for sparfloxacin detection at nanogram level based on electron transfer mechanism of cadmium telluride quantum dots. Liang W, Liu S, Song J, Hao C, Wang L, Li D, He Y. Biotechnol Lett. 2015 Jan 22.
  • Cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography using ultrafast cadmium zinc telluride gamma camera with thallium-201 yields high-diagnostic performance despite lower radiation dose and shorter acquisition time. Kasai T. Circ J. 2014
  • Antibacterial potential of rutin conjugated with thioglycolic acid capped cadmium telluride quantum dots (TGA-CdTe QDs). Ananth DA, Rameshkumar A, Jeyadevi R, Jagadeeswari S, Nagarajan N, Renganathan R, Sivasudha T. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2015 Mar 5
  • Cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe-QDs) and enhanced ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation trigger antioxidant enzyme metabolism and programmed cell death in wheat seedlings. Chen H, Gong Y, Han R. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 20
  • Fluorescent cadmium telluride quantum dots embedded chitosan nanoparticles: a stable, biocompatible preparation for bio-imaging. Ghormade V, Gholap H, Kale S, Kulkarni V, Bhat S, Paknikar K. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2015 Jan
  • Cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) leaching behavior and surface chemistry in response to pH and O2. Zeng C, Ramos-Ruiz A, Field JA, Sierra-Alvarez R. J Environ Manage. 2015 Feb 21
  • Relationships between myocardial perfusion abnormalities and poststress left ventricular functional impairment on cadmium-zinc-telluride imaging. Gimelli A, Liga R, Giorgetti A, Kusch A, Pasanisi EM, Marzullo P. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Feb 12.
  • A fumonisins immunosensor based on polyanilino-carbon nanotubes doped with palladium telluride quantum dots. Masikini M, Mailu SN, Tsegaye A, Njomo N, Molapo KM, Ikpo CO, Sunday CE, Rassie C, Wilson L, Baker PG, Iwuoha EI. Sensors (Basel). 2014 Dec 30
  • Mechanism of Bismuth Telluride Exfoliation in an Ionic Liquid Solvent. Ludwig T, Guo L, McCrary PD, Zhang Z, Gordon H, Quan H, Stanton M, Frazier R, Rogers RD, Wang HT, Turner CH. Langmuir. 2015 Mar 11.
  • Influence of proton-pump inhibitors on stomach wall uptake of 99mTc-tetrofosmin in cadmium-zinc-telluride SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. Mouden M, Rijkee KS, Schreuder N, Timmer JR, Jager PL. Nucl Med Commun. 2015 Feb
  • Nature of AX Centers in Antimony-Doped Cadmium Telluride Nanobelts. Huang L, Lin CC, Riediger M, Röder R, Tse PL, Ronning C, Lu JG. Nano Lett. 2015 Feb 11