Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate

CAS 54761-04-5

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(2N) 99% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-02 Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-025 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-03 Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-035 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate YB-CFS-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
(CF3SO3)3Yb 54761-04-5 24866930 2733225 MFCD06200261 N/A N/A N/A [Yb+3].FC(F)(F)S([O-])(=O)=O.FC(F)(F)S([O-])(=O)=O.FC(F)(F)S([O-])(=O)=O InChI=1S/3CHF3O3S.Yb/c3*2-1(3,4)8(5,6)7;/h3*(H,5,6,7);/q;;;+3/p-3 AHZJKOKFZJYCLG-UHFFFAOYSA-K

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C3F9O9S3Yb 620.25   g/cm3   620.794983 Da   Safety Data Sheet

Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and Organo-Metallic Packaging, Lab Quantitymetallo-organic compounds) sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™. Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Additional technical, research and safety information is available.

Ytterbium Element SymbolYtterbium (atomic symbol: Yb, atomic number: 70) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 173.054. Ytterbium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Ytterbium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f14 6s2. The Ytterbium atom has a radius of 176 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 242 pm. Ytterbium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1878 and first isolated by Georges Urbain in 1907. Elemental YtterbiumIn its elemental form, ytterbium has a silvery-white color. Ytterbium is found in monazite sand as well as the ores euxenite and xenotime. Ytterbium is named after Ytterby, a village in Sweden. Ytterbium can be used as a source for gamma rays, for the doping of stainless steel, or other active metals. Its electrical resistivity rises under stress, making it very useful for stress gauges that measure the deformation of the ground in the even of an earthquake. For more information on Ytterbium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Ytterbium products, visit the Ytterbium Information Center.

Sulfur Bohr ModelSulfur (S) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSulfur or Sulphur (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. The number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne]3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777 when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound. For more information on sulfur, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of sulfur products, visit the Sulfur Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Risk Codes 36/37/38
Safety Precautions 26-36
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3261 8/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

Ytterbium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate, Yb(OTf)3, Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid ytterbium(III) salt, Yb(TFA)3, Ytterbium(III) triflate, Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid; ytterbium

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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 Ytterbium

  • Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet, Dirk Poelman, Corrigendum to “Luminescence of ytterbium in CaS and SrS” [J. Lumin. 154 (2014) 445–451], Journal of Luminescence, Volume 155, November 2014
  • Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet, Dirk Poelman, Luminescence of ytterbium in CaS and SrS, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 154, October 2014
  • F. Tárkányi, F. Ditrói, S. Takács, A. Hermanne, A.V. Ignatyuk, New data on activation cross section for deuteron induced reactions on ytterbium up to 50 MeV, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 336, 1 October 2014
  • Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Hiromitsu Haba, Naohiko Otuka, Ahmed Rufa’i Usman, Investigation of (d,x) nuclear reactions on natural ytterbium up to 24 MeV, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 335, 15 September 2014
  • Li Fu, Haiping Xia, Yanming Dong, Shanshan Li, Xuemei Gu, Jianli Zhang, Dongjie Wang, Haochuan Jiang, Baojiu Chen, Upconversion luminescence from terbium and ytterbium codoped LiYF4 single crystals, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Available online 12 August 2014
  • Guoyao Li, Lu Wang, Zhigang Yao, Fan Xu, Chiral ytterbium silylamide catalyzed enantioselective phospha-Michael addition of diethyl phosphite to chalcones, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, Volume 25, Issues 13–14, 31 July 2014
  • Kutloano E. Sekhosana, Tebello Nyokong, Synthesis of ytterbium bisphthalocyanines: Photophysicochemical properties and nonlinear absorption behavior, Optical Materials, Available online 14 June 2014
  • Shuai CHEN, Zhengtang LIU, Liping FENG, Xingsen CHE, Xiaoru ZHAO, Effect of ytterbium inclusion in hafnium oxide on the structural and electrical properties of the high-k gate dielectric, Journal of Rare Earths, Volume 32, Issue 6, 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
  • Zhaohe Gao, Hongying Li, Jiaojiao Liu, Xiaochao Lu, Yangxun Ou, Effects of Ytterbium and Zirconium on precipitation evolution and coarsening resistance in aluminum during isothermal aging, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 592, 15 April 2014
  • Pingxue Li, Ziqiang Zhao, Junjie Chi, Chun Yang, Guangju Zhang, Haowei Hu, Yifei Yao, Yao Li, Xiongfei Wang, Guoshun Zhong, Hong Zhao, Dongsheng Jiang, Tunable picosecond SESAM mode-locking ytterbium-doped double-clad LMA PCF oscillator, Optics Communications, Volume 317, 15 April 2014
  • Sebastian C. Peter, Udumula Subbarao, Sumanta Sarkar, G. Vaitheeswaran, Axel Svane, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Crystal structure of Yb2CuGe6 and Yb3Cu4Ge4 and the valency of ytterbium, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 589, 15 March 2014
  • M. Ivanov, Yu. Kopylov, V. Kravchenko, Jiang LI, A. Medvedev, Yubai PAN, Highly transparent ytterbium doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramics, Journal of Rare Earths, Volume 32, Issue 3, March 2014
  • P. Kumar, V.K. Saini, G.S. Purbia, O. Prakash, S.K. Dixit, S.V. Nakhe, Studies on inverse optogalvanic and Penning ionization effects in ytterbium and neon transitions in Yb-Ne hollow cathode lamp, Optics Communications, Volume 313, 15 February 2014
  • Weizuo Li, Jingya Li, Hongfeng Li, Pengfei Yan, Guangfeng Hou, Guangming Li, NIR luminescence of 2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-1-indone (TFI) neodymium and ytterbium complexes, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 146, February 2014
  • Junqing Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Peiguang Yan, Shuangchen Ruan, Yuen Tsang, Gelin Zhang, Huiquan Li, An Ytterbium-doped fiber laser with dark and Q-switched pulse generation using graphene-oxide as saturable absorber, Optics Communications, Volume 312, 1 February 2014
  • A. Béjaoui, K. Horchani-Naifer, S. Hraiech, M. Férid, Optical properties of lutetium diphosphates powders doped by ytterbium, Optical Materials, Volume 36, Issue 2, December 2013
  • Sergey P. Babailov, Eugeny N. Zapolotsky, Eduard S. Fomin, Molecular structure and paramagnetic properties of bis-diisobutyl-dithiophosphinate complexes of neodymium(III), europium(III) and ytterbium(III) with 1,10-phenanthroline using NMR, Polyhedron, Volume 65, 28 November 2013
  • Mohamad Hassan Amin, James Tardio, Suresh K. Bhargava, An investigation on the role of ytterbium in ytterbium promoted ?-alumina-supported nickel catalysts for dry reforming of methane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 38, Issue 33, 4 November 2013
  • Monika Michálková, Zoltán Lencéš, Martin Michálek, Peter Kocher, Jakob Kuebler, Pavol Šajgalík, Improvement of electrical conductivity of silicon nitride/carbon nano-fibers composite using magnesium silicon nitride and ytterbium oxide as sintering additives, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 33, Issues 13–14, November 2013

Recent Research & Development for Sulfur

  • Hongying Li, Junying Duan, Xiaobing Min, Comparative studies on the initial stage of arc-sprayed and zinc-rich powder coatings in sulfur-rich environment, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 616, 15 December 2014
  • Jun Zhang, Zimin Dong, Xiuli Wang, Xuyang Zhao, Jiangping Tu, Qingmei Su, Gaohui Du, Sulfur nanocrystals anchored graphene composite with highly improved electrochemical performance for lithium–sulfur batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014
  • Yu-Sheng Su, Arumugam Manthiram, Sulfur/lithium-insertion compound composite cathodes for Li–S batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014
  • Yongguang Zhang, Yan Zhao, Zhumabay Bakenov, Aishuak Konarov, P. Chen, Preparation of novel network nanostructured sulfur composite cathode with enhanced stable cycle performance, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 270, 15 December 2014
  • Ning Ding, Sheau Wei Chien, T.S. Andy Hor, Zhaolin Liu, Yun Zong, Key parameters in design of lithium sulfur batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 269, 10 December 2014
  • Shunji Kinoshita, Kazuya Okuda, Nobuya Machida, Toshihiko Shigematsu, Additive effect of ionic liquids on the electrochemical property of a sulfur composite electrode for all-solid-state lithium–sulfur battery, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 269, 10 December 2014
  • Keeyoung Jung, Solki Lee, Goun Kim, Chang-Soo Kim, Stress analyses for the glass joints of contemporary sodium sulfur batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 269, 10 December 2014
  • Jan Brückner, Sören Thieme, Hannah Tamara Grossmann, Susanne Dörfler, Holger Althues, Stefan Kaskel, Lithium–sulfur batteries: Influence of C-rate, amount of electrolyte and sulfur loading on cycle performance, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Lin Chen, Leon L. Shaw, Recent advances in lithium–sulfur batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 267, 1 December 2014
  • Sebastian Risse, Stefano Angioletti-Uberti, Joachim Dzubiella, Matthias Ballauff, Capacity fading in lithium/sulfur batteries: A linear four-state model, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 267, 1 December 2014
  • Xin Qing, Jingjing Shi, Chengyu Ma, Mengyang Fan, Zhengyu Bai, Zhongwei Chen, Jinli Qiao, Jiujun Zhang, Simultaneous formation of nitrogen and sulfur-doped transition metal catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction through pyrolyzing carbon-supported copper phthalocyanine tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 266, 15 November 2014
  • Qiang Li, Zhian Zhang, Zaiping Guo, Yanqing Lai, Kai Zhang, Jie Li, Improved cyclability of lithium–sulfur battery cathode using encapsulated sulfur in hollow carbon nanofiber@nitrogen-doped porous carbon core–shell composite, Carbon, Volume 78, November 2014
  • Fatemeh Razmjooei, Kiran Pal Singh, Min Young Song, Jong-Sung Yu, Enhanced electrocatalytic activity due to additional phosphorous doping in nitrogen and sulfur-doped graphene: A comprehensive study, Carbon, Volume 78, November 201
  • Ling Fei, Yufeng Jiang, Yun Xu, Gen Chen, Yuling Li, Xun Xu, Shuguang Deng, Hongmei Luo, A novel solvent-free thermal reaction of ferrocene and sulfur for one-step synthesis of iron sulfide and carbon nanocomposites and their electrochemical performance, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 265, 1 November 2014
  • Marco Agostini, Dong-Ju Lee, Bruno Scrosati, Yang Kook Sun, Jusef Hassoun, Characteristics of Li2S8-tetraglyme catholyte in a semi-liquid lithium–sulfur battery, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 265, 1 November 2014
  • Myoungsu Shin, Kyuhun Kim, Seong-Woo Gwon, Soowon Cha, Durability of sustainable sulfur concrete with fly ash and recycled aggregate against chemical and weathering environments, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 69, 30 October 2014
  • Mariusz Ksiazek, The biocorrosion of city sewer collector impregnated special polymer sulfur binder – Polymerized sulfur applied as the industrial waste material, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 68, 15 October 2014
  • Eyal Tzur, Elisa Ivry, Charles E. Diesendruck, Yuval Vidavsky, Israel Goldberg, N. Gabriel Lemcoff, Stability and activity of cis-dichloro ruthenium olefin metathesis precatalysts bearing chelating sulfur alkylidenes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 769, 15 October 2014
  • Matthew J. Lacey, Fabian Jeschull, Kristina Edström, Daniel Brandell, Functional, water-soluble binders for improved capacity and stability of lithium–sulfur batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 264, 15 October 2014
  • M. Hagen, P. Fanz, J. Tübke, Cell energy density and electrolyte/sulfur ratio in Li–S cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 264, 15 October 2014