About Perchlorates

Perchlorate Formula Diagram (ClO4-)

Perchlorates are salts derived from perchloric acid, a monobasic acid stronger than sulfuric and nitric acids and an exceptionally powerful oxidizer. This high reactivity makes perchloric acid and many of its derivitives exceedingly useful in a variety of industrial processes, though it also dictates that these compounds should be handled with care. Alone, the perchlorate salts will not catch fire or explode, but in combination with organic compounds can serve as rocket fuel or pyrotechnic agents. Perchlorates are additionally found in airbags, tire pressure monitor valve sensors, and some batteries. Perchlorates are known to have pronounced biological effects, particularly on the thyroid gland in humans. This is useful in the context of hyperthyroidism, as perchlorates can inhibit the overproduction of thyroid hormones, though this is no longer the primary method available for treating this condition. However, perchlorates have other potential negative effects on biological systems, and perchlorate contamination from industrial use of these chemicals is a significant environmental problem.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of perchlorate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its perchlorate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Perchlorates Products

Aluminum Perchlorate Nonahydrate Barium Perchlorate Barium Perchlorate Hydrate
Barium Perchlorate Trihydrate Cadmium Perchlorate Hexahydrate Cadmium Perchlorate Hydrate
Calcium Perchlorate Hydrate Calcium Perchlorate Tetrahydrate Cerium Perchlorate Hexahydrate
Cerium Perchlorate Solution Cesium Perchlorate Chromium Perchlorate Hexahydrate
Cobalt Perchlorate Cobalt Perchlorate Hexahydrate Copper(II) Perchlorate Hexahydrate
Dysprosium Perchlorate Solution Erbium Perchlorate Hexahydrate Erbium Perchlorate Solution
Europium Perchlorate Solution Gadolinium Perchlorate Solution Gallium Perchlorate Hydrate
Holmium Perchlorate Solution Indium(III) Perchlorate Hydrate Indium(III) Perchlorate Octahydrate
Iron Perchlorate Iron(II) Perchlorate Hydrate Iron(III) Perchlorate Hydrate
Lanthanum(III) Perchlorate Hexahydrate Lead(II) Perchlorate Hydrate Lead(II) Perchlorate Trihydrate
Lithium Perchlorate Lithium Perchlorate Trihydrate Lutetium Perchlorate Solution
Magnesium Perchlorate Hexahydrate Magnesium Perchlorate, Anhydrous Manganese Perchlorate Hydrate
Manganese(II) Perchlorate Hexahydrate Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate Mercury(II) Perchlorate Hydrate
Neodymium Perchlorate Solution Nickel Perchlorate Hexahydrate Potassium Perchlorate
Praseodymium Perchlorate Solution Rubidium Perchlorate Samarium Perchlorate Solution
Scandium Perchlorate Solution Silver Perchlorate Silver Perchlorate Hydrate
Silver Perchlorate Monohydrate Silver(I) Perchlorate, Anhydrous Sodium Perchlorate Anhydrous
Sodium Perchlorate Hydrate Sodium Perchlorate Monohydrate Strontium Perchlorate
Strontium Perchlorate Hydrate Strontium Perchlorate Trihydrate Terbium Perchlorate Solution
Thallium(III) Perchlorate Hydrate Thulium(III) Perchlorate Solution Ytterbium(III) Perchlorate Solution
Yttrium(III) Perchlorate Solution Zinc Perchlorate Hexahydrate