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Calcium Boride

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(2N) 99% Calcium Boride
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(3N) 99.9% Calcium Boride
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(4N) 99.99% Calcium Boride
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(5N) 99.999% Calcium Boride
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Calcium Boride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Borides are hard, high-melting materials with metal-like conductivity. They are stable to nonoxidizing acids but break down in strong oxidizing agents and strong alkalis. Borides are used in semiconductors, superconductors, diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic, anti-ferromagnetic, turbine blades, and rocket nozzles. Borides have recently been discovered to be superconductive and ultra-incompressible. 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.


Calcium hexaboride

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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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Boron products. Boron Bohr ModelBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental BoronAlong with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds. Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax.

See more Calcium products. Calcium (atomic symbol: Ca, atomic number: 20) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 40.078. The number of electrons in each of Calcium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s2. Calcium Bohr ModelThe calcium atom has a radius of 197 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 231 pm. Calcium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808. It is the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust and can be found in minerals such as dolomite, gypsum, plagioclases, amphiboles, pyroxenes and garnets. In its elemental form, calcium has a dull gray-silver appearance. Calcium is a reactive, soft metal that is a member of the alkaline earth elements. Elemental CalciumIt frequently serves as an alloying agent for other metals like aluminum and beryllium industrial materials like cement and mortar are composed of calcium compounds like calcium carbonate. It is also an biologically essential substance found in teeth, bones, and shells. The name "calcium" originates from the Latin word "calics," meaning lime.

Recent Research

Inhibitory effect of an aqueous extract of Radix Paeoniae Alba on calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis in a rat model., Li, Xiaoran, Wang Wenyun, Su Yu, Yue Zhongjin, and Bao Junsheng , Ren Fail, 2017 Nov, Volume 39, Issue 1, p.120-129, (2017)

Encapsulation of cisplatin in a pegylated calcium phosphate nanoparticle (CPNP) for enhanced cytotoxicity to cancerous cells., Ding, Yang, Zhai Kang, Pei Pei, Lin Yue, Ma Yinchu, Zhu Huixia, Shao Mingfeng, Yang Xianzhu, and Tao Wei , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 May 01, Volume 493, p.181-189, (2017)

Calcium Signaling During Meiotic Cell Cycle Regulation and Apoptosis in Mammalian Oocytes., Tiwari, Meenakshi, Prasad Shilpa, Shrivastav Tulsidas G., and Chaube Shail K. , J Cell Physiol, 2017 May, Volume 232, Issue 5, p.976-981, (2017)

Cloning and characterization of pyruvate carboxylase gene responsible for calcium malate overproduction in Penicillium viticola 152 and its expression analysis., Khan, Ibrar, Qayyum Sadia, Ahmed Shehzad, Maqbool Farhana, Tauseef Isfahan, Haleem Kashif Syed, and Chi Zhen-Ming , Gene, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 605, p.81-91, (2017)

Desalted duck egg white peptides promote calcium uptake by counteracting the adverse effects of phytic acid., Hou, Tao, Liu Weiwei, Shi Wen, Ma Zhili, and He Hui , Food Chem, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 219, p.428-435, (2017)

Poly (amido amine) and nano-calcium phosphate bonding agent to remineralize tooth dentin in cyclic artificial saliva/lactic acid., Liang, Kunneng, Weir Michael D., Reynolds Mark A., Zhou Xuedong, Li Jiyao, and Xu Hockin H. K. , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 72, p.7-17, (2017)

Microstructural control of modular peptide release from microporous biphasic calcium phosphate., Polak, Samantha J., Lee Jae Sung, Murphy William L., Tadier Solène, Grémillard Laurent, Lightcap Ian V., and Johnson Amy J. Wagoner , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 72, p.268-277, (2017)

Calcium phosphate-phosphorylated adenosine hybrid microspheres for anti-osteosarcoma drug delivery and osteogenic differentiation., Zhou, Zi-Fei, Sun Tuan-Wei, Chen Feng, Zuo Dong-Qing, Wang Hong-Sheng, Hua Ying-Qi, Cai Zheng-Dong, and Tan Jun , Biomaterials, 2017 Mar, Volume 121, p.1-14, (2017)

Binding studies and biological evaluation of β-carotene as a potential inhibitor of human calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IV., Naz, Huma, Khan Parvez, Tarique Mohd, Rahman Safikur, Meena Abha, Ahamad Shahzaib, Luqman Suaib, Islam Asimul, Ahmad Faizan, and Hassan Md Imtaiyaz , Int J Biol Macromol, 2017 Mar, Volume 96, p.161-170, (2017)

Comparing the calcium bioavailability from two types of nano-sized enriched milk using in-vivo assay., Erfanian, Arezoo, Rasti Babak, and Manap Yazid , Food Chem, 2017 Jan 1, Volume 214, p.606-13, (2017)


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