Copper Particles

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American Elements specializes in producing high purity Copper Particles with the smallest possible average grain sizes for use in preparation of pressed and bonded sputtering targets and in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Metal particle powders are used in a variety of applications including, additives in paint and other coatings, in solid fuels and cements, as pigments in printing and packaging and dietary supplements in food processing. Current trends in particle usage or in development include commercialization of technologies such as rapid solidification and metal injection molding and production of dense powder metallurgy products. Copper Particles are also available as Nanoparticles . Our standard Powder particle sizes average in the range of - 325 mesh, - 100 mesh, 10-50 microns and submicron (< 1 micron). We can also provide many materials in the nanoscale range. We also produce Copper as rod, ingot, pieces, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.



Chemical Identifiers

Formula Cu
CAS 7440-50-8
Pubchem CID 23978
MDL MFCD00010965
EC No. 231-159-6
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Cu


Molecular Weight 63.55
Appearance Reddish Metal
Melting Point 1085 °C
Boiling Point 2562 °C
Density 8.96 g/cm3
Thermal Conductivity 401 W ·m-1 ·K-1
Electronegativity 1.90 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.39 kJ/kg K
Heat of Vaporization 300.4 kJ ·mol-1
Heat of Fusion 13.26 kJ ·mol-1

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H400
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11
Safety Statements 16
RTECS Number GL5325000
Transport Information UN 3089 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) 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 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

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

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.