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Thorium Oxide Sputtering Target

ThO2
CAS 1314-20-1


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CHEMICAL
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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
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InChI
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ThO2 1314-20-1 N/A 169899 N/A 253-453-3 Oxygen(-2)anion; thorium(=4) cation N/A O=[Th]=O InChI=1S/2O.Th ZCUFMDLYAMJYST-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
O2Th 264.028 g/mol white solid 3,390° C
(6,134° F)
4,400° C
(7,952° F)
10 g/cm3 264.028 g/mol 264.027879 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity Thorium Oxide Sputtering Targets with the highest possible density High Purity (99.99%) Thorium Oxide Sputtering Targetand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) display and optical applications. Our standard Sputtering Targets for thin film are available monoblock or bonded with dimensions and configurations up to 820 mm with hole drill locations and threading, beveling, grooves and backing designed to work with both older sputtering devises as well as the latest process equipment, such as large area coating for solar energy or fuel cells and flip-chip applications. Research sized targets are also produced as well as custom sizes and alloys. All targets are analyzed using best demonstrated techniques including X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS), and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). "Sputtering" allows for thin film deposition of an ultra high purity sputtering metallic or oxide material onto another solid substrate by the controlled removal and conversion of the target material into a directed gaseous/plasma phase through ionic bombardment. We can also provide targets outside this range in addition to just about any size rectangular, annular, or oval target. 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. We also produce Thorium Oxide as rods, powder and plates. Oxide compounds are not conductive to electricity. However, certain perovskite structured oxides are electronically conductive finding application in the cathode of solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen generation systems. Other shapes are available by request.

Thorium (Th) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Thorium (atomic symbol: Th, atomic number: 90) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element with an atomic weight of 232.03806. The number of electrons in each of thorium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 10, 2] and its electron configuration is [Rn] 6d2 7s2. Thorium Bohr ModelThe thorium atom has a radius of 179 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Thorium was first discovered by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1829. The name Thorium originates from the Scandinavian god Thor, the Norse god of war and thunder.Elemental Thorium In its elemental form, thorium has a silvery, sometimes black-tarnished, appearance. It is found in small amounts in most rocks and soils. Thorium is a radioactive element that is currently the best contender for replacing uranium as nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors. It provides greater safety benefits, an absence of non-fertile isotopes, and it is both more available and abundant in the Earth's crust than uranium. For more information on Thorium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Thorium products, visit the Thorium element page.


HEALTH, SAFETY & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
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THORIUM OXIDE SYNONYMS
Dioxothorium, Thorium(IV) oxide, Thorianite, Thorium anhydride, Thorotrast Umbrathor

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PACKAGING SPECIFICATIONS FOR BULK & RESEARCH QUANTITIES
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 Thorium

  • Application of hollow cylindrical wheat stem for electromembrane extraction of thorium in water samples. Khajeh M, Pedersen-Bjergaard S, Barkhordar A, Bohlooli M. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2015 Feb 25
  • Effect of successive alkylation of N,N-dialkyl amides on the complexation behavior of uranium and thorium: solvent extraction, small angle neutron scattering, and computational studies. Verma PK, Pathak PN, Kumari N, Sadhu B, Sundararajan M, Aswal VK, Mohapatra PK. J Phys Chem B. 2014 Dec 11
  • Mixed sandwich thorium complexes incorporating bis(tri-isopropylsilyl)cyclooctatetraenyl and pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ligands: synthesis, structure and reactivity. Button ZE, Higgins JA, Suvova M, Cloke FG, Roe SM. Dalton Trans. 2015 Jan 28
  • Arene-ligated heteroleptic terphenolate complexes of thorium. McKinven J, Nichol GS, Arnold PL. Dalton Trans. 2014 Dec 14
  • Theoretical study of thorium monoxide for the electron electric dipole moment search: electronic properties of H(3)Δ(1) in ThO. Skripnikov LV, Titov AV. J Chem Phys. 2015 Jan 14
  • Environmental consequences of uranium atmospheric releases from fuel cycle facility: II. The atmospheric deposition of uranium and thorium on plants. Pourcelot L, Masson O, Renaud P, Cagnat X, Boulet B, Cariou N, De Vismes-Ott A. J Environ Radioact. 2014 Dec 10
  • Distribution of uranium and thorium in dolomitic gravel fill and shale saprolite. Phillips DH, Watson DB. J Hazard Mater. 2015 Mar 21
  • N-benzoyl-n-phenylhydroxylamine impregnated Amberlite XAD-4 beads for selective removal of thorium. Chandramouleeswaran S, Ramkumar J. J Hazard Mater. 2014 Sep 15
  • Environmental releases from fuel cycle facility: part 1: radionuclide resuspension vs. stack releases on ambient airborne uranium and thorium levels. Masson O, Pourcelot L, Boulet B, Cagnat X, Videau G. J Environ Radioact. 2015 Jan 19
  • Insights into particle cycling from thorium and particle data. Lam PJ, Marchal O. Ann Rev Mar Sci. 2015
  • Kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies on sorption of uranium and thorium from aqueous solutions by a selective impregnated resin containing carminic acid. Rahmani-Sani A, Hosseini-Bandegharaei A, Hosseini SH, Kharghani K, Zarei H, Rastegar A. J Hazard Mater. 2014 Dec 30
  • Production of medical isotopes from a thorium target irradiated by light charged particles up to 70 MeV. Duchemin C, Guertin A, Haddad F, Michel N, Métivier V. Phys Med Biol. 2015 Feb 7
  • Experimental and computational studies on the reactivity of a terminal thorium imidometallocene towards organic azides and diazoalkanes. Ren W, Zhou E, Fang B, Hou G, Zi G, Fang DC, Walter MD. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 Oct 13
  • The influence of different hydroponic conditions on thorium uptake by Brassica juncea var. foliosa. Wang D, Zhou S, Liu L, Du L, Wang J, Huang Z, Ma L, Ding S, Zhang D, Wang R, Jin Y, Xia C. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2014 Dec 5.
  • Application of ion exchange and extraction chromatography to the separation of actinium from proton-irradiated thorium metal for analytical purposes. Radchenko V, Engle JW, Wilson JJ, Maassen JR, Nortier FM, Taylor WA, Birnbaum ER, Hudston LA, John KD, Fassbender ME. J Chromatogr A. 2015 Feb 6
  • A rare tetranuclear thorium(IV) μ4 -oxo cluster and dinuclear thorium(IV) complex assembled by carbon-oxygen bond activation of 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME). Travia NE, Scott BL, Kiplinger JL. Chemistry. 2014 Dec 15
  • Fluorogenic ratiometric dipodal optode containing imine-amide linkages: exploiting subtle thorium (IV) ion sensing. Tayade K, Kaur A, Tetgure S, Chaitanya GK, Singh N, Kuwar A. Anal Chim Acta. 2014 Dec 10
  • Hepatic angiosarcoma occurring 65 years after thorium dioxide (Thorotrast) exposure: imaging, surgical and histo- pathologic findings of a historical case. Coulier B, Pierard F, Gielen I, Maldague P. JBR-BTR. 2014 Jul-Aug
  • A non-symmetric pillar[5]arene based on triazole-linked 8-oxyquinolines as a sequential sensor for thorium(iv) followed by fluoride ions. Fang Y, Li C, Wu L, Bai B, Li X, Jia Y, Feng W, Yuan L. Dalton Trans. 2015 Feb 17.
  • Thorium Terephthalates Coordination Polymers Synthesized in Solvothermal DMF/H2O System. Falaise C, Charles JS, Volkringer C, Loiseau T. Inorg Chem. 2015 Mar 2