Copper-63 Metal Isotope


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Copper 63 Metal (Copper-63) is a stable (non-radioactive) isotope of Copper. See above table for ENSDF Citation and Half Life. It is both naturally occurring and a produced by fission. Copper 63 Metal is one of over 250 stable Metallic isotopes produced by American Elements for biological and biomedical labeling, as target materials and other applications. Copper Metal 63 additionally has special application in noninvasive studies of copper metabolism and requirements, Studies of congenital disorders and body kinetics in gastrointestinal diseases, and investigation of role in maintaining integrity of tissue such as myocardium. Copper Metal is also available in ultra high purity and as nanoparticles. For thin film applications it is available as rod, pellets, pieces, granules and sputtering targets and as either an ingot or powder. Copper Metal 63 isotopic material is generally immediately available. 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 63Cu
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Isotopic Data

N 29
ENSDF Citation NDS 64,815 (1991)
Half Life stable
Jp 3/2-
Sn (keV) 10853  4
Sp (keV) 6122.44  7
Abundance 69.17 3%

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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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

CuSee more Copper products. Copper (atomic symbol: Cu, atomic number: 29) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 63.546. The number of electrons in each of copper's shells is 2, 8, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s1. The copper atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Copper was first discovered by Early Man prior to 9000 BC. In its elemental form, copper has a red-orange metallic luster appearance. Of all pure metals, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity.The origin of the word copper comes from the Latin word 'cuprium' which translates as "metal of Cyprus." Cyprus, a Mediterranean island, was known as an ancient source of mined copper.


Recent Research & Development for Copper

  • Copper-transporting ATPases: The evolutionarily conserved machineries for balancing copper in living systems. Migocka M. IUBMB Life. 10/5/2015
  • Cysteine Enhances Bioavailability of Copper to Marine Phytoplankton. Walsh MJ, Goodnow SD, Vezeau GE, Richter LV, Ahner BA. Environ Sci Technol. 9/28/2015
  • Copper-catalyzed electrophilic amination of sodium sulfinates at room temperature. Zhu H, Shen Y, Deng Q, Tu T. Chem Commun (Camb). 9/25/2015
  • N-heterocyclic carbene copper(i) catalysed N-methylation of amines using CO2. Santoro O, Lazreg F, Minenkov Y, Cavallo L, Cazin CS. Dalton Trans. 9/25/2015
  • Transfer of Copper from an Amyloid to a Natural Copper-Carrier Peptide with a Specific Mediating Ligand. Nguyen M, Bijani C, Martins N, Meunier B, Robert A. Chemistry. 9/25/2015
  • Decarboxylative Alkylcarboxylation of ?,?-Unsaturated Acids Enabled by Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling. Gao B, Xie Y, Shen Z, Yang L, Huang H. Org Lett. 9/23/2015
  • Potent antibacterial activity of copper embedded into silicone and polyurethane. Sehmi S, Noimark S, Weiner J, Allan E, MacRobert AJ, Parkin IP. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/21/2015
  • Synthesis, Structure and Spectroscopy Study of a 1D Copper Coordination Polymer Based on a Carboxybenzyl Viologen Ligand and SCN-Anion. Qiu LX, Wan F, Zhu BB, Sun YQ, You Y, Chen YP. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 9/16/2015
  • Copper complex in polyvinyl chloride as nitric oxide generating catalyst for the control of nitrifying bacterial biofilms. Wonoputri V, Gunawan C, Liu S, Barraud N, Yee LH, Lim M, Amal R. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/10/2015
  • Nitrogen-doped graphene network supported copper nanoparticles encapsulated with graphene shells for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Zhang X, Shi C, Liu E, Li J, Zhao N, He C. Nanoscale. 9/3/2015

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