Rhenium Slugs



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RE-M-02-SL (2N) 99% Rhenium Slug Request
RE-M-03-SL (3N) 99.9% Rhenium Slug Request
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American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Rhenium Slugs with the highest possible density High Purity Slugsand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, 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). Our standard Slug sizes range from 1/8" x 1/8" to 1/4" x 1/4" and 3 mm diameter. We can also provide Slugs outside this range for ultra high purity thin film applications, such as fuel cells and solar energy layers. 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. 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Rhenium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Re
CAS 7440-15-5
Pubchem CID 23947
MDL MFCD00011195
EC No. 231-124-5
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Re


Molecular Weight 186.21
Appearance Silvery-gray
Melting Point 3180 °C
Boiling Point 5627 °C
Density 21.02 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 80,000 psi
Thermal Conductivity 0.480 W/cm/K @298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.9 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.0329 Cal/g/K @ 25°C
Heat of Vaporization 152 K-Cal/gm atom at 5627°C
Heat of Fusion 7.9 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number VI0780000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany nwg
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS)

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

ReSee more Rhenium products. Rhenium (atomic symbol: Re, atomic number: 75) is a Block D, Group 7, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 186.207. The number of electrons in each of rhenium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 13, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d5 6s2. Rhenium Bohr ModelThe rhenium atom has a radius of 137 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm. Rhenium was discovered and first isolated by Masataka Ogawa in 1908. In its elemental form, rhenium has a silvery-white appearance. Rhenium is the fourth densest element exceeded only by platinum, iridium, and osmium. Elemental RheniumRhenium's high melting point is exceeded only by those of tungsten and carbon. Rhenium is found in small amounts in gadolinite and molybdenite. It is usually extracted from the flue dusts of molybdenum smelters. The name Rhenium originates from the Latin word 'Rhenus' meaning "Rhine" after the place of discovery.


Recent Research & Development for Rhenium

  • Rhenium-catalyzed dehydrogenative olefination of C(sp(3))-H bonds with hypervalent iodine(iii) reagents. Gu H, Wang C. Org Biomol Chem. 2015 May 19
  • Necroptosis-inducing rhenium(V) oxo complexes. Suntharalingam K, Awuah SG, Bruno PM, Johnstone TC, Wang F, Lin W, Zheng YR, Page JE, Hemann MT, Lippard SJ. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Mar 4
  • Crystal structure of tricarbon-yltris(pyri-dine-κN)rhenium(I) tetra-fluorido-borate. Ikotun AA, Coogan MP, Owoseni AA, Bhuvanesh N, Egharevba GO. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Apr 11
  • A phosphorescent rhenium(i) histone deacetylase inhibitor: mitochondrial targeting and paraptosis induction. Ye RR, Tan CP, Lin YN, Ji LN, Mao ZW. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Apr 30
  • Preparation and imaging of rhenium-188 labeled human serum albumin microsphere in orthotopic hepatoma rats. Ni HC, Yu CY, Chen SJ, Chen LC, Lin CH, Lee WC, Chuang CH, Ho CL, Chang CH, Lee TW. Appl Radiat Isot. 2015 May
  • Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of a Novel Heterobimetallic Rhenium(IV)-Dysprosium(III) Chain. Pejo C, Guedes GP, Novak MA, Speziali NL, Chiozzone R, Julve M, Lloret F, Vaz MG, González R. Chemistry. 2015 Apr 27.
  • Conversion of succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol via dimethyl succinate over rhenium nano-catalyst supported on copper-containing mesoporous carbon. Hong UG, Kim JK, Lee J, Lee JK, Yi J, Song IK. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2014 Nov
  • Rhenium-Catalyzed [4 + 1] Annulation of Azobenzenes and Aldehydes via Isolable Cyclic Rhenium(I) Complexes. Geng X, Wang C. Org Lett. 2015 May 15
  • Ultra-small rhenium clusters supported on graphene. Miramontes O, Bonafé F, Santiago U, Larios-Rodriguez E, Velázquez-Salazar JJ, Mariscal MM, Yacaman MJ. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Mar 28
  • Hydrodeoxygenation of vicinal OH groups over heterogeneous rhenium catalyst promoted by palladium and ceria support. Ota N, Tamura M, Nakagawa Y, Okumura K, Tomishige K. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2015 Feb 2

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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.