Cerium Nitrate



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(4N) 99.99% Cerium Nitrate CE-NAT-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Cerium Nitrate CE-NAT-05 Pricing


Compound Formula CeN3O9
Molecular Weight 326.13
Appearance White
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.9 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 325.868892
Exact Mass 325.868892

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


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.


Nitric acid cerium salt, Cerous nitrate, Cerium trinitrate, Cerium(3+) cation trinitrate

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Ce(NO3)3
CAS 10108-73-3
Pubchem CID 24948
EC No. 233-297-2
IUPAC Name cerium(3+); trinitrate
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
SMILES [Ce+3].O=[N+]([O-])[O-].[O-][N+]([O-])=O.[O-][N+]([O-])=O
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Ce.3NO3/c;3*2-1(3)4/q+3;3*-1

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.

Recent Research

Simultaneous oxidation and adsorption of As(III) from water by cerium modified chitosan ultrafine nanobiosorbent., Zhang, Lingfan, Zhu Tianyi, Liu Xin, and Zhang Wenqing , J Hazard Mater, 2016 May 5, Volume 308, p.1-10, (2016)

Cerium oxide nanoparticles induce oxidative stress in the sediment-dwelling amphipod Corophium volutator., Dogra, Yuktee, Arkill Kenton P., Elgy Christine, Stolpe Bjorn, Lead Jamie, Valsami-Jones Eugenia, Tyler Charles R., and Galloway Tamara S. , Nanotoxicology, 2016 May, Volume 10, Issue 4, p.480-7, (2016)

Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity in the freshwater fish Catostomus commersonii., Rundle, Amanda, Robertson Anne B., Blay Alexandra M., Butler Kathryn M. A., Callaghan Neal I., Dieni Christopher A., and MacCormack Tyson J. , Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol, 2016 Mar-Apr, Volume 181-182, p.19-26, (2016)

Effects of flue gas components on removal of elemental mercury over Ce-MnOx/Ti-PILCs., He, Chuan, Shen Boxiong, and Li Fukuan , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Mar 5, Volume 304, p.10-7, (2016)

Cerium oxide for the destruction of chemical warfare agents: A comparison of synthetic routes., Janoš, Pavel, Henych Jiří, Pelant Ondřej, Pilařová Věra, Vrtoch Luboš, Kormunda Martin, Mazanec Karel, and Štengl Václav , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Mar 5, Volume 304, p.259-68, (2016)

Corrigendum: Organic Carbonates: Efficient Extraction Solvents for the Synthesis of HMF in Aqueous Media with Cerium Phosphates as Catalysts., Dibenedetto, Angela, Aresta Michele, di Bitonto Luigi, and Pastore Carlo , ChemSusChem, 2016 Mar 21, Volume 9, Issue 6, p.651, (2016)

Size determination and quantification of engineered cerium oxide nanoparticles by flow field-flow fractionation coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry., Sánchez-García, L, Bolea E, Laborda F, Cubel C, Ferrer P, Gianolio D, da Silva I, and Castillo J R. , J Chromatogr A, 2016 Mar 18, Volume 1438, p.205-15, (2016)

In vitro antifungal activity and in vivo antibiofilm activity of cerium nitrate against Candida species., Silva-Dias, Ana, Miranda Isabel M., Branco Joana, Cobrado Luís, Monteiro-Soares Matilde, Pina-Vaz Cidália, and Rodrigues Acácio G. , J Antimicrob Chemother, 2016 Mar, Volume 71, Issue 3, p.848, (2016)

Cerium oxide nanoparticles reduce steatosis, portal hypertension and display anti-inflammatory properties in rats with liver fibrosis., Oró, Denise, Yudina Tetyana, Fernández-Varo Guillermo, Casals Eudald, Reichenbach Vedrana, Casals Gregori, de la Presa Bernardino González, Sandalinas Silvia, Carvajal Silvia, Puntes Victor, et al. , J Hepatol, 2016 Mar, Volume 64, Issue 3, p.691-8, (2016)