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Chromium(III) Boride

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Chromium(III) Boride Powder
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Molecular Weight

62.807 g/mol


Refractory orthorhombic crystals

Melting Point

2100 °C


6.10 g/cc

Exact Mass

62.9498 g/mol

Monoisotopic Mass

62.949818 Da

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Boride IonChromium 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.


Chromium boride (CrB), Borylidynechromium, Chromium monoboride, Chromium(3+) monoboride, chromium boron alloy, B-Cr boron-chromium

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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 Chromium products. Chromium (atomic symbol: Cr, atomic number: 24) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 51.9961. Chromium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Chromium's shells is 2, 8, 13, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d5 4s1. Chromium was first discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797. It was first isolated in 1798, also by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. The chromium atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 189 pm. In its elemental form, chromium has a lustrous steel-gray appearance. Elemental ChromiumChromium is the hardest metal element in the periodic table and the only element that exhibits antiferromagnetic ordering at room temperature, above which it tranforms into a paramagnetic solid. The most common source of chromium is chromite ore (FeCr2O4). Due to its various colorful compounds, Chromium was named after the Greek word 'chroma' meaning color.

Recent Research

Upconversion color tuning in Ce(3+)-doped LiYF4:Yb(3+)/Ho(3+)@LiYF4 nanoparticles towards ratiometric fluorescence detection of chromium(III)., Liu, Shijiang, Li Yangjie, Zhang Cheng, Yang Liang, Zhao Tingting, Zhang Ruilong, and Jiang Changlong , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 May 01, Volume 493, p.10-16, (2017)

Optimization of on-line hydrogen stable isotope ratio measurements of halogen- and sulfur-bearing organic compounds using elemental analyzer-chromium/high-temperature conversion isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-Cr/HTC-IRMS)., Gehre, Matthias, Renpenning Julian, Geilmann Heike, Qi Haiping, Coplen Tyler B., Kümmel Steffen, Ivdra Natalija, Brand Willi A., and Schimmelmann Arndt , Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 2017 Mar 30, Volume 31, Issue 6, p.475-484, (2017)

Characterisation of the rare cadmium chromate pigment in a 19th century tube colour by Raman, FTIR, X-ray and EPR., Christiansen, Marie Bitsch, Sørensen Mikkel Agerbæk, Sanyova Jana, Bendix Jesper, and Simonsen Kim Pilkjær , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 175, p.208-214, (2017)

Innovative methodology for recovering titanium and chromium from a raw ilmenite concentrate by magnetic separation after modifying magnetic properties., Lv, Jin-Fang, Zhang Han-Ping, Tong Xiong, Fan Chun-Lin, Yang Wen-Tao, and Zheng Yong-Xing , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 325, p.251-260, (2017)

A Double-Blind, Randomized Pilot Trial of Chromium Picolinate for Overweight Individuals with Binge-Eating Disorder: Effects on Glucose Regulation., Sala, Margarita, Breithaupt Lauren, Bulik Cynthia M., Hamer Robert M., La Via Maria C., and Brownley Kimberly A. , J Diet Suppl, 2017 Mar 04, Volume 14, Issue 2, p.191-199, (2017)

Biomimetic apatite formed on cobalt-chromium alloy: A polymer-free carrier for drug eluting stent., Chen, Cen, Yao Chenxue, Yang Jingxin, Luo Dandan, Kong Xiangdong, Chung Sung-Min, and Lee In-Seop , Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 151, p.156-164, (2017)

Matrix isolation with an ion transfer device for interference-free simultaneous spectrophotometric determinations of hexavalent and trivalent chromium in a flow-based system., Ohira, Shin-Ichi, Nakamura Koretaka, Chiba Mitsuki, Dasgupta Purnendu K., and Toda Kei , Talanta, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 164, p.445-450, (2017)

Phenolic sensor development based on chromium oxide-decorated carbon nanotubes for environmental safety., Rahman, Mohammed M., Balkhoyor Hasan B., and Asiri Abdullah M. , J Environ Manage, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 188, p.228-237, (2017)

EBSD and electron channeling study of anomalous slip in oligocrystals of high chromium ferritic stainless steel., Hsiao, Zheng-Wen, Wu Ting-Yi, Chen Delphic, Kuo Jui-Chao, and Lin Dong-Yih , Micron, 2017 Mar, Volume 94, p.15-25, (2017)

Simultaneous microbial reduction of vanadium (V) and chromium (VI) by Shewanella loihica PV-4., Wang, Guangyu, Zhang Baogang, Li Shuang, Yang Meng, and Yin Changcheng , Bioresour Technol, 2017 Mar, Volume 227, p.353-358, (2017)


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