About Tungstates

Tungstate Ion

Tungstates are mixed oxides containing tungsten or compounds that contain an oxoanion of tungsten. Most useful tungsten ores, including scheelite, the naturally occurring form of calcium tungstate, belong to this class of compounds. Alkali metal tungstates are typically water soluble and may be used for their properties in solution. Sodium tungstate is used as a source of tungsten in chemical synthesis and as a catalyst in organic synthesis, while lithium tungstate is used to produce high-density aqueous solutions used in the separation of minerals.

Most other metal tungstates have minimal solubility in water, and are used in various solid forms, including bulk single crystals, thin films, nanostructures, and powders. Cadmium tungstate is one such material, generally used as a scintillation crystal for the detection of gamma rays or x-rays, lending it to use in compact radiation detectors and in computed tomography (CT scan) devices. Other insoluble tungstates, such as barium tungstate, are used widely in the production of advanced ceramic materials.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of tungstate 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 tungstate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Tungstates

Double Z-scheme system of silver bromide@bismuth tungstate/tungsten trioxide ternary heterojunction with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity., Zhang, Mengmeng, Zhu Youyi, Li Wenjun, Wang Fangzhi, Li Hongda, Liu Xintong, Zhang Weiwei, and Ren Chaojun , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Jan 01, Volume 509, p.18-24, (2018)

Ten Good Reasons for the Use of the Tellurium-Centered Anderson-Evans Polyoxotungstate in Protein Crystallography., Bijelic, Aleksandar, and Rompel Annette , Acc Chem Res, 2017 May 31, (2017)

A temperature-resolved assembly of a series of the largest scandium-containing polyoxotungstates., Cai, Zhen-Wen, Yang Tao, Qi Yan-Jie, Li Xin-Xiong, and Zheng Shou-Tian , Dalton Trans, 2017 May 30, Volume 46, Issue 21, p.6848-6852, (2017)

Self-Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic and White-Light Generation in a Biaxial Zinc Tungstate Single Crystal., Osewski, Pawel, Belardini Alessandro, Petronijevic Emilija, Centini Marco, Leahu Grigore, Diduszko Ryszard, Pawlak Dorota A., and Sibilia Concita , Sci Rep, 2017 Mar 24, Volume 7, p.45247, (2017)

Two Unprecedented POM-Based Inorganic-Organic Hybrids with Concomitant Heteropolytungstate and Molybdate., Li, Yun-Wu, Guo Ling-Yu, Su Hai-Feng, Jagodič Marko, Luo Ming, Zhou Xiao-Qi, Zeng Su-Yuan, Tung Chen-Ho, Sun Di, and Zheng Lan-Sun , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2481-2489, (2017)

Efficient photo-catalytic degradation of malachite green using nickel tungstate material as photo-catalyst., Helaïli, N, Boudjamaa A, Kebir M, and Bachari K , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2017 Mar, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.6481-6491, (2017)

The Role of Auxiliary Alkali Metal Ions on Scheelite Structure Double Molybdate and Tungstate Phosphors., Kim, Jiwoong , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jul 17, Volume 56, Issue 14, p.8078-8086, (2017)

Gly-Decorated Praseodymium-Stabilized Nanosized Selenotungstate Cluster: Synthesis, Structure, and Oxidation Catalysis., Niu, Jingyang, Yang Ling, Guo Jipeng, Li Li, Liu Qisen, Ma Pengtao, and Wang Jingping , Chem Asian J, 2017 Jul 01, (2017)

Crystal growth, optical spectroscopy and laser action of Tm3+-doped monoclinic magnesium tungstate., Zhang, Lizhen, Lin Haifeng, Zhang Ge, Mateos Xavier, Serres Josep Maria, Aguiló Magdalena, Díaz Francesc, Griebner Uwe, Petrov Valentin, Wang Yicheng, et al. , Opt Express, 2017 Feb 20, Volume 25, Issue 4, p.3682-3693, (2017)

Nanostructured CdS sensitized CdWO4 nanorods for hydrogen generation from hydrogen sulfide and dye degradation under sunlight., Sethi, Yogesh A., Panmand Rajendra P., Kadam Sunil R., Kulkarni Aniruddha K., Apte Sanjay K., Naik Sonali D., Munirathnam N, Kulkarni Milind V., and Kale Bharat B. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 Feb 01, Volume 487, p.504-512, (2017)

Anti-Diabetic Agent Sodium Tungstate Induces the Secretion of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines by Human Kidney Cells., Bertinat, Romina, Westermeier Francisco, Silva Pamela, Shi Jie, Nualart Francisco, Li Xuhang, and Yáñez Alejandro J. , J Cell Physiol, 2017 Feb, Volume 232, Issue 2, p.355-362, (2017)

Tungstate (VI) sorption on hematite: An in situ ATR-FTIR probe on the mechanism., Rakshit, Sudipta, Sallman Bryan, Davantés Athénais, and Lefèvre Grégory , Chemosphere, 2017 Feb, Volume 168, p.685-691, (2017)

Tetra-nickel substituted polyoxotungsate as an efficient sorbent for the isolation of His6-tagged proteins from cell lysate., Wang, Meng-Meng, Chen Qing, Zhang Dan-Dan, Chen Xu-Wei, and Chen Ming-Li , Talanta, 2017 Aug 15, Volume 171, p.173-178, (2017)

Three-color vibrational CARS thermometry of fuel-rich ethylene/air flames using a potassium gadolinium tungstate Raman-active crystal as a source of narrowband probe radiation., Meißner, Christian, Tröger Johannes W., Kozlov Dimitrii N., Beyrau Frank, and Seeger Thomas , Appl Opt, 2017 Apr 10, Volume 56, Issue 11, p.E77-E83, (2017)