Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles

CIGS Nanopowder (p-type)

Linear Formula:



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Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CuInxGa(1-x)Se2
Molecular Weight Varies by composition
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 990-1070 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 5.7 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Crystal Phase / Structure tetragonal

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes T, N
Risk Codes R23/25 R33 R50/53
Safety Statements S20/21 S28 S45 S60 S61
Transport Information N/A
GHS Pictograms

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Date Accessed: 07/13/2024
Date Revised: 01/15/2022


Product Name: Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. [field_extractor_field_product_reference]

CAS #: N/A

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
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10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
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International: +1 703-527-3887


Hazard description:
T Toxic

Environment - GHS09

N Dangerous for the environment
Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
R 23/25 Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
R 33 Danger of cumulative effects.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 3
Flammability = 0
Reactivity = 1


Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)
Selenium - 7782-49-2
Copper - 7440-50-8
Indium - 7440-74-6
Gallium - 7440-55-3


General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product. Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed. In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help. Seek immediate medical advice.


Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or resulting gases:
In case of fire, the following can be released: Toxic metal oxide fume
Protective equipment: Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.


Person-related safety precautions:
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation
Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


Information for safe handling:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Open and handle container with care.

Information about protection against explosions and fires: The product is not flammable

Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from water/moisture.
Do not store together with acids.
Further information about storage conditions: Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers. Protect from humidity and water.


Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute. Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace.

Selenium and selenium compounds (as Se)
Austria MAK 0.1
Belgium TWA 0.2
Denmark TWA 0.1
Finland TWA 0.1; 0.3-STEL
Germany MAK 0.1
Hungary 0.1-STEL
Ireland TLV 0.1
Japan OEL 0.1
Korea TLV 0.2
Netherlands MAC-TGG 0.1
Poland TWA 0.1; 0.3-STEL
Sweden NGV 0.1
Switzerland MAK-W 0.1
United Kingdom TWA 0.1
Additional information: No data
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Material of gloves: The selection of suitable gloves not only depends on the material, but
also on quality. Quality will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


General Information
Color: Silvery
Odor: No data available
Melting point/Melting range: No data available
Boiling point/Boiling range: No data available
Sublimation temperature / start: No data available
Flash point: N/A
Ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits:
Lower: No data available
Upper: No data available
Vapor pressure: No data available
Density No data available
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Insoluble


Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Materials to be avoided: Water/moisture, Acids
Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
Dangerous products of decomposition: Toxic metal oxide fume


IARC Monographs? No
OSHA Regulated? No
LD 50/LC 50: No toxicity data recorded


Ecotoxical effects:
Remark: Very toxic for fish
General notes:
Do not allow product to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems, even in small quantities.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Very toxic for aquatic organisms


Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
Recommended cleansing agent: Water, if necessary with cleansing agents.


Not a hazardous material for transport.
No IATA regulations.


Product related hazard informations:
Hazard symbols:
T Toxic
N Dangerous for the environment
Risk phrases:
23/25 Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
33 Danger of cumulative effects.
50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment
Safety phrases:
20/21 When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
28 After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.
60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/Safety data sheets
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains selenium and is subject to the reporting
requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and 40CFR372.


Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2022 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles or Nanopowder (CIGS Nanopowder) for solar energy applications is a p-type or absorber layer material. CIGS-based photovoltaic cells (PV Cells) for solar energy are fabricated from a positively charged or p-type CIGS layer underneath a negatively charged or n-type layer. The p-type layer can be produced by thin film deposition of a Gallium doped Copper Indium Selenide (CIGS) Nanopowder sold under the AE Solar Energy group. Most CIGS-based PV solar cells are produced from thin film deposition of CIGS using sputtering techniques. 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.

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Nanoparticles Synonyms

Copper indium gallium diselenide, CuInGaSe, CIGS

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CuInxGa(1-x)Se2
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A

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.

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