Gold Foil



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AU-M-02-F (2N) 99% Gold Foil Request
AU-M-025-F (2N5) 99.5% Gold Foil Request
AU-M-03-F (3N) 99.9% Gold Foil Request
AU-M-035-F (3N5) 99.95% Gold Foil Request
AU-M-04-F (4N) 99.99% Gold Foil Request
AU-M-05-F (5N) 99.999% Gold Foil Request


American Elements specializes in producing Gold High Purity Foil and sheets in many thicknesses and sizes for numerous industrial uses. Most foils are produced from cast Ingots for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Ultra High Purity (99.9+%) thin film foilThermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thickness can range from 0.003" to approximately 2mm for all metals. Some metals can also be rolled down as thin as 0.001" for use as an evaporation source in microelectronics, optics, magnetics, MEMS, and hard resistant coatings. Piece sizes are available up to approximately 7" maximum width. Maximum lengths of about 20" can be obtained with a nominal thickness between about 0.005" and 0.020" for thin film deposition on glass or metal substrates. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Gold as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Au
CAS 7440-57-5
Pubchem CID 23985
MDL MFCD00003436
EC No. 231-165-9
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Au


Molecular Weight 196.97
Appearance N/A
Melting Point 1064.43 °C
Boiling Point 3080 °C
Density 19.3 g/cm3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 3.18 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 2.4 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.308 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 81.8 K-Cal/gm atom at 3080 °C

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
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

AuSee more Gold products. Gold (atomic symbol: Au, atomic number: 79) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 196.966569. The number of electrons in each of Gold's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f142 5d10 6s1. The gold atom has a radius of 144 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm. Gold was first discovered by Early Man prior to 6000 B.C. In its elemental form, gold has a metallic yellow appearance. Gold is a soft metal and is usually alloyed to give it more strength. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity, and is unaffected by air and most reagents. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements. Gold is often found as a free element and with silver as a gold silver alloy. Less commonly, it is found in minerals as gold compounds, usually with tellurium.


Recent Research & Development for Gold

  • Synthesis of 2,5-Dihydrofurans via a Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formal [4 + 1] Cycloaddition of ?-Diazoesters and Propargyl Alcohols. Wang J, Yao X, Wang T, Han J, Zhang J, Zhang X, Wang P, Zhang Z. Org Lett. 5-86-2015
  • Evaluation of serrated intraprostatic gold coils positional stability using on-board cone beam computed tomography scans acquired throughout the radiation treatment course. Miceli R, Ingrosso G, Ponti E, di Cristino D, Lancia A, Bove PL, Santoni R. Pract Radiat Oncol. 10/1/2015
  • Bioleaching of gold, copper and nickel from waste cellular phone PCBs and computer goldfinger motherboards by two Aspergillus nigerstrains. Madrigal-Arias JE, Argumedo-Delira R, Alarcón A, Mendoza-López MR, García-Barradas O, Cruz-Sánchez JS, Ferrera-Cerrato R, Jiménez-Fernández M. Braz J Microbiol. 9/30/2015
  • Facile synthesis of hydrangea flower-like hierarchical gold nanostructures with tunable surface topographies for single-particle surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Song CY, Zhou N, Yang BY, Yang YJ, Wang LH. Nanoscale. 9/30/2015
  • Layer-dependent surface potential of phosphorene and anisotropic/layer-dependent charge transfer in phosphorene-gold hybrid systems. Xu R, Yang J, Zhu Y, Yan H, Pei J, Myint YW, Zhang S, Lu Y. Nanoscale. 9/30/2015
  • Flexible and Stretchable Gold Microstructures on Extra Soft Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Substrates. Zhou C, Bette S, Schnakenberg U. Adv Mater. 9/18/2015
  • Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications--A Review. Alex S, Tiwari A. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/18/2015
  • Electrically controllable extraordinary optical transmission in gold gratings on vanadium dioxide. Jeong J, Joushaghani A, Paradis S, Alain D, Poon JK. Opt Lett. 9/15/2015
  • [Determination of Trace Boron Based on Gold Nanorod Plasmonic Resonance Rayleigh Scattering Energy Transfer to the Coordinate]. Ye LL, Li TS, Luo YH, Wen GQ, Liang AH, Jiang ZL. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 9/7/2015
  • Colorimetric detection of biological hydrogen sulfide using fluorosurfactant functionalized gold nanorods. Zhang X, Zhou W, Yuan Z, Lu C. Analyst. 7/15/2015

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.