Copper Hydride



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Compound Formula HCu
Molecular Weight 64.55
Appearance N/A
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 63.937428 Da
Charge N/A

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Hydride IonCopper Hydride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Hydride compounds are used often used as portable sources of hydrogen gas.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.


Hydridocopper, copper(I) hydride, (BDP)Cu(H) Copper monohydride Cuprous hydride Stryker's Reagent

Chemical Identifiers

Formula CuH
CAS 13517-00-5
Pubchem CID N/A
MDL MFCD16621396
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Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Cu.H

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

Recent Research & Development for Hydrides

  • Structural and kinetic investigation of the hydride composite Ca(BH4)2 + MgH2 system doped with NbF5 for solid-state hydrogen storage. Karimi F, Klaus Pranzas P, Pistidda C, Puszkiel JA, Milanese C, Vainio U, Paskevicius M, Emmler T, Santoru A, Utke R, Tolkiehn M, Minella CB, Chaudhary AL, Boerries S, Buckley CE, Enzo S, Schreyer A, Klassen T, Dornheim M. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 11/1/2015
  • A Comparison of the Stability and Reactivity of Diamido- and Diaminocarbene Copper Alkoxide and Hydride Complexes. Collins LR, Riddlestone IM, Mahon MF, Whittlesey MK. Chemistry. 10/14/2015
  • Iron Hydride Detection and Intramolecular Hydride Transfer in a Synthetic Model of Mono-Iron Hydrogenase with a CNS Chelate. Durgaprasad G, Xie ZL, Rose MJ. Inorg Chem. 9/30/2015
  • DFT Dissection of the Reduction Step in H2 Catalytic Production by [FeFe]-Hydrogenase-Inspired Models: Can the Bridging Hydride Become More Reactive Than the Terminal Isomer? Filippi G, Arrigoni F, Bertini L, De Gioia L, Zampella G. Inorg Chem. 9/22/2015
  • Hydrogen Bonded Networks in Hydride Water Clusters, F-(H2O)n and Cl-(H2O)n: Cubic Form of F-(H2O)7 and Cl-(H2O)7. Ishibashi C, Iwata S, Onoe K, Matsuzawa H. J Phys Chem A. 9/15/2015
  • [Fluorescence Determination of Trace Se with the Hydride-K13-Rhodamine 6G System]. Liang AH, Li Y, Huang SS, Luo YH, Wen GQ, Jiang ZL. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 9/8/2015
  • Ruthenium Catalyzed Diastereo- and Enantioselective Coupling of Propargyl Ethers with Alcohols: Siloxy-Crotylation via Hydride Shift Enabled Conversion of Alkynes to ?-Allyls. Liang T, Zhang W, Chen TY, Nguyen KD, Krische MJ. J Am Chem Soc. 8/15/2015
  • Hydride formation thermodynamics and hysteresis in individual Pd nanocrystals with¬†different size and shape. Syrenova S, Wadell C, Nugroho FA, Gschneidtner TA, Diaz Fernandez YA, Nalin G, ?witlik D, Westerlund F, Antosiewicz TJ, Zhdanov VP, Moth-Poulsen K, Langhammer C. Nat Mater. 7/28/2015
  • [Determination of Total Selenium and Arsenic in Coal by Wet Digestion Hydride Generation Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (HG-AFS)]. Ni RX, Luo KL. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 7/14/2015
  • Monodisperse Magnesium Hydride Nanoparticles Uniformly Self-Assembled on graphene. Xia G, Tan Y, Chen X, Sun D, Guo Z, Liu H, Ouyang L, Zhu M, Yu X. Adv Mater. 1/28/2015

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We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.