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Cerium Nitrate

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(2N) 99% Cerium Nitrate
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(3N) 99.9% Cerium Nitrate
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(4N) 99.99% Cerium Nitrate
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(5N) 99.999% Cerium Nitrate
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1.9 g/cm3

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Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H272-H318
Hazard Codes O,Xi
Risk Codes 8-41
Safety Statements 17-26-39
RTECS Number FK6300000
Transport Information UN 1477 5.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 2


High purity Cerium Nitrate Nitrate IonCerium Nitrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Cerium source for uses compatible with nitrates and lower (acidic) pH. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion. The nitrate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of a single nitrogen atom ionically bound to three oxygen atoms (Formula: NO3) for a total formula weight of 62.05. Nitrate compounds are generally soluble in water. Nitrate materials are also oxidizing agents. When mixed with hydrocarbons, nitrate compounds can form a flammable mixture. Nitrates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale (nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. Cerium Nitrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Cerium Nitrate Solution. 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.


Cerium(III) nitrate, Nitric acid cerium salt, Cerous nitrate, Cerium trinitrate, Cerium(3+) trinitrate, 13550-45-3, 85874-44-8, cernitrate

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cerium(3+); trinitrate



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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 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 Cerium products. Cerium (atomic symbol: Ce, atomic number: 58) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 140.116. The number of electrons in each of cerium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 19, 9, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f2 6s2. Cerium Bohr ModelThe cerium atom has a radius of 182.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 235 pm. In its elemental form, cerium has a silvery white appearance. Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth metals. It is characterized chemically by having two valence states, the +3 cerous and +4 ceric states. The ceric state is the only non-trivalent rare earth ion stable in aqueous solutions. Elemental CeriumIt is, therefore, strongly acidic and moderately toxic. It is also a strong oxidizer. The cerous state closely resembles the other trivalent rare earths. Cerium is found in the minerals allanite, bastnasite, hydroxylbastnasite, monazite, rhabdophane, synchysite and zircon. Cerium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jakob Berzelius, and Wilh elm Hisinger in 1803 and first isolated by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1839. The element was named after the asteroid Ceres.

See more Nitrogen products. Nitrogen is a Block P, Group 15, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p3. In its elemental form, nitrogen's CAS number is 7727-37-9. Nitrogen is an odorless, tasteless, colorless and mostly inert gas. It is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and it constitutes 78.09% (by volume) of Earth's atmosphere. Nitrogen was discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772.

Recent Research

Effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles on the species and distribution of phosphorus in enhanced phosphorus removal sequencing batch biofilm reactor., Xu, Yi, Wang Chao, Hou Jun, Wang Peifang, You Guoxiang, Miao Lingzhan, Lv Bowen, and Yang Yangyang , Bioresour Technol, 2017 Mar, Volume 227, p.393-397, (2017)

Cerium oxide nanoparticles: a 'radical' approach to neurodegenerative disease treatment., Naz, Shuguftha, Beach James, Heckert Blaze, Tummala Tanuja, Pashchenko Oleksandra, Banerjee Tuhina, and Santra Santimukul , Nanomedicine (Lond), 2017 Mar, Volume 12, Issue 5, p.545-553, (2017)

Epidemiology and Outcome of Patients With Burns Treated With Cerium Nitrate Silversulfadiazine., Scholten-Jaegers, Sonja M. H. J., Nieuwenhuis Marianne K., van Baar Magriet E., Niemeijer Anuschka S., Hiddingh Jakob, and Beerthuizen Gerard I. J. M. , J Burn Care Res, 2017 Jan/Feb, Volume 38, Issue 1, p.e432-e442, (2017)

Cerium chloride stimulated controlled conversion of B-to-Z DNA in self-assembled nanostructures., Bhanjadeo, Madhabi M., Nayak Ashok K., and Subudhi Umakanta , Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2017 Jan 22, Volume 482, Issue 4, p.916-921, (2017)

Response of Spirodela polyrhiza to cerium: subcellular distribution, growth and biochemical changes., Xu, Qinsong, Jiang Yuji, Chu Weiyue, Su Chunlei, Hu Dan, Lu Qianqian, and Zhang Tingting , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2017 Jan 19, Volume 139, p.56-64, (2017)

Structure and Bonding Investigation of Plutonium Peroxocarbonate Complexes Using Cerium Surrogates and Electronic Structure Modeling., Sweet, Lucas E., Corbey Jordan F., Gendron Frédéric, Autschbach Jochen, McNamara Bruce K., Ziegelgruber Kate L., Arrigo Leah M., Peper Shane M., and Schwantes Jon M. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jan 17, Volume 56, Issue 2, p.791-801, (2017)

Crystallization kinetics of cerium oxide nanoparticles formed by spontaneous, room-temperature hydrolysis of cerium(iv) ammonium nitrate in light and heavy water., Pettinger, Natasha W., Williams Robert E. A., Chen Jinquan, and Kohler Bern , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017 Jan 17, (2017)

Particle-specific toxicity and bioavailability of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana., Yang, Xinping, Pan Haopeng, Wang Peng, and Zhao Fang-Jie , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Jan 15, Volume 322, Issue Pt A, p.292-300, (2017)

Cerium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Acrylates to Give α-Silyl Esters., Pindwal, Aradhana, Patnaik Smita, Everett William C., Ellern Arkady, Windus Theresa L., and Sadow Aaron D. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Jan 09, Volume 56, Issue 2, p.628-631, (2017)

Biomimetic synthesis of cerium oxide nanosquares on RGO and their enhanced photocatalytic activities., Qian, Junchao, Cao Yunyue, Chen Zhigang, Liu Chengbao, and Lu Xiaowang , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 46, Issue 2, p.547-553, (2017)


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