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Gadolinium Boride

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

GdB6

MDL Number:

MFCD00049942

EC No.:

234-530-0

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(2N) 99% Gadolinium Boride
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(2N5) 99.5% Gadolinium Boride
GD-B-025-C
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(3N) 99.9% Gadolinium Boride
GD-B-03-C
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(3N5) 99.95% Gadolinium Boride
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(4N) 99.99% Gadolinium Boride
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(5N) 99.999% Gadolinium Boride
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Gadolinium Boride Properties

Compound Formula

B6Gd

Molecular Weight

222.12

Appearance

Purple to Blue Crystalline Powder or Powder and Pieces

Melting Point

2100 °C

Density

5.31 g/cm3

Exact Mass

222.984 g/mol

Monoisotopic Mass

222.984 g/mol

Charge

N/A

Gadolinium Boride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A
MSDS / SDS

About Gadolinium Boride

Boride IonGadolinium 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.

Gadolinium Boride Synonyms

Gadolinium hexaboride, gadolinium(2+) pentacyclo[3.1.0.0^{1,3}.0^{2,4}.0^{4,6}]hexaborane-1,4-diuide

Gadolinium Boride Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

GdB6

Pubchem CID

25021694

MDL Number

MFCD00049942

EC No.

234-530-0

Beilstein Registry No.

N/A

IUPAC Name

N/A

SMILES

B12B3[B-]14B5[B-]23B45.[Gd+2]

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/B6.Gd/c1-2-5(1)3-4(5)6(1,2)3;/q-2;+2

InchI Key

FYKPSYVUFHLGOY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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 Elements

See more Boron products. Boron Bohr ModelBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental BoronAlong with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds. Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax.

See more Gadolinium products. Gadolinium (atomic symbol: Gd, atomic number: 64) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 157.25. Gadolinium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Gadolinium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 25, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2. The gadolinium atom has a radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Gadolinium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1880 and first isolated by Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886. In its elemental form, gadolinium has a silvery-white appearance. Gadolinium is a rare earth or lanthanide element that possesses unique properties advantageous to specialized applications such as semiconductor fabrication and nuclear reactor shielding. Elemental Gadolinium PictureIt is utilized for both its high magnetic moment (7.94μ B) and in phosphors and scintillator crystals. When complexed with EDTA ligands, it is used as an injectable contrast agent for MRIs. The element is named after the Finnish chemist and geologist Johan Gadolin.

Recent Research

Theoretical demonstration of the potentiality of boron nitride nanotubes to encapsulate anticancer molecule., Khalifi, Mohammed El, Duverger Eric, Gharbi Tijani, Boulahdour Hatem, and Picaud Fabien , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2015 Oct 26, (2015)

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