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Pyrolytic Graphite
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Pyrolytic Graphite Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C
Appearance Black Solid in various forms (sheet, disc, plates)
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.30-2.265 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Electrical Resistivity 0.15-0.25 Ω·cm (perpendicular) / 0.35 - 0.45 µΩ·cm (parallel)
Tensile Strength 200 MPa (ultimate)
Thermal Conductivity 80 W/m·K (perpendicular) / 1600-200 W/m·K (parallel)
Thermal Expansion 20 µm/m·°C

Pyrolytic Graphite Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A

About Pyrolytic Graphite

American Elements specializes in producing high-purity (99.999%) Pyrolytic Graphite (PG) in numerous forms such as powder, sheets, rods, tubes, plates, cones, domes, and other complex shapes. Pyrolytic graphite is a crystalline semiconducting material produced via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for high-temperature oxidizing applications. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available 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). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.

Pyrolytic Graphite Synonyms

Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG), Pyrolytic carbon, Pyrocarbon, PGS Thermal Graphite Sheet, Substrate Nucleated (PG-SN), Continuously Nucleated (PG-CN), High Conductivity Substrate Nucleated (PG-HT) pyrolytic graphite, Annealed pyrolytic graphite, ultra hich purity 5N 99.999% PG

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula C
MDL Number MFCD00144065
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.

Related Elements


See more Carbon products. Carbon (atomic symbol: C, atomic number: 6) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 2 element. Carbon Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Carbon's shells is 2, 4 and its electron configuration is [He]2s2 2p2. In its elemental form, carbon can take various physical forms (known as allotropes) based on the type of bonds between carbon atoms; the most well known allotropes are diamond, graphite, amorphous carbon, glassy carbon, and nanostructured forms such as carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and nanofibers . Carbon is at the same time one of the softest (as graphite) and hardest (as diamond) materials found in nature. It is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and the fourth most abundant element (by mass) in the universe after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. Carbon was discovered by the Egyptians and Sumerians circa 3750 BC. It was first recognized as an element by Antoine Lavoisier in 1789.


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