Cadmium Metal

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High Purity (99.99999%) Cadmium (Cd) MetalCadmium Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, wire, and sputtering target. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, 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) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Cadmium metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, 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) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Cd
CAS 7440-43-9
Pubchem CID 23973
MDL MFCD00010914
EC No. 231-152-8
Beilstein Registry No. 8137359
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Cd


Molecular Weight 112.41
Appearance Yellow
Melting Point 320.9 °C
Boiling Point 765 °C
Density 8.65 g/cm3
Thermal Conductivity 96.6 W ·m-1 ·K-1
Electronegativity 1.7 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.23 kJ/kg K
Heat of Vaporization 99.87 kJ ·mol-1
Heat of Fusion 6.21kJ ·mol-1

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H330-H341-H350-H361fd-H372-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 45-26-48/23/25-50/53-62-63-68
Safety Statements 53-45-60-61
RTECS Number EU9800000
Transport Information UN 2570 6.1/PG 1
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

Packaging Specifications

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.

Related Products

CdSee more Cadmium products. Cadmium (atomic symbol: Cd, atomic number: 48) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 112.411. The number of electrons in each of Cadmium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2. The cadmium atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 230 pm.Cadmium was discovered and first isolated by Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817. In its elemental form, cadmium has a silvery bluish gray metallic appearance. Cadmium makes up about 0.1 ppm of the earth's crust. No significant deposits of cadmium containing ores are known, however, it is sometimes found in its metallic form. It is a common impurity in zinc ores and is isolated during the production of zinc. Cadmium is a key component in battery production and particular pigments and coatings due to its distinct yellow color. Cadmium oxide is used in phosphors for television picture tubes. The name Cadmium originates from the Latin word 'cadmia' and the Greek word 'kadmeia'.


Recent Research & Development for Cadmium

  • Enhancement of tolerance of Ganoderma lucidum to cadmium by nitric oxide. Guo S, Yao Y, Zuo L, Shi W, Gao N, Xu H. J Basic Microbiol. 10/1/2015
  • Long-distance transport of cadmium from roots to leaves of Solanum melongena. Qin Q, Li X, Zhuang J, Weng L, Liu W, Tai P. Ecotoxicology. 9/28/2015
  • Kinetics of zinc and cadmium exchanges between metallothionein and carbonic anhydrase. Pinter TB, Stillman MJ. Biochemistry. 9/21/2015
  • Reduction in cadmium-induced toxicity by c-Jun modulation in mouse embryo limb bud cells. Kapron CM, Cheng L. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 9/21/2015
  • Oxidative injury induced by cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in A549 cells and rat lungs. Wang J, Jiang C, Alattar M, Hu X, Ma D, Liu H, Meng C, Cao F, Li W, Li Q. Inhal Toxicol. 9/15/2015
  • Root morphological responses of five soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr] cultivars to cadmium stress at young seedlings. Wang P, Deng X, Huang Y, Fang X, Zhang J, Wan H, Yang C. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 9/15/2015
  • Cadmium (Cd) Localization in Tissues of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), and Its Phytoremediation Potential for Cd-Contaminated Soils. Chen Z, Zhao Y, Fan L, Xing L, Yang Y. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 9/14/2015
  • Correlation between urinary cadmium and thyroid hormones in outdoor workers exposed to urban stressors. Rosati MV, Montuori L, Caciari T, Sacco C, Marrocco M, Tomei G, Scala B, Sancini A, Anzelmo V, Bonomi S, Tomei F. Toxicol Ind Health. 9/8/2015
  • Liver Toxicity of Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots (CdTe QDs) Due to Oxidative Stress in Vitro and in Vivo. Zhang T, Hu Y, Tang M, Kong L, Ying J, Wu T, Xue Y, Pu Y. Int J Mol Sci. 8/6/2015
  • Electron beam-induced formation of crystalline nanoparticle chains from amorphous cadmium hydroxide nanofibers. Stoychev GV, Okhrimenko DV, Appelhans D, Voit B. J Colloid Interface Sci. 7/5/1982

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.