Ruthenium Shot



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RU-M-02-SH (2N) 99% Ruthenium Shot Request
RU-M-03-SH (3N) 99.9% Ruthenium Shot Request
RU-M-04-SH (4N) 99.99% Ruthenium Shot Request
RU-M-05-SH (5N) 99.999% Ruthenium Shot Request


American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Ruthenium Shots with the highest possible density High Purity Sphereand 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 Sphere 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Ruthenium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Ru
CAS 7440-18-8
Pubchem CID 23950
MDL MFCD00011207
EC No. 231-127-1
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Ru


Molecular Weight 101.07
Appearance N/A
Melting Point 2334 °C
Boiling Point 4150 °C
Density 12370 kg/m3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 1.17 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 2.2 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.057 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 148 K-cal/gm atom at 3900 °C
Heat of Fusion 6.1 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11
Safety Statements 16-22-24/25
RTECS Number N/A
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

RuSee more Ruthenium products. Ruthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 elemen with an atomic weight of 101.07. The number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by J?drzej ?niadecki in 1807.It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. In its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia.


Recent Research & Development for Ruthenium

  • Ruthenium(ii) and iridium(iii) complexes featuring NHC-sulfonate chelate. Rajaraman A, Sahoo AR, Hild F, Fischmeister C, Achard M, Bruneau C. Dalton Trans. 7-50-2015
  • Ruthenium Catalyzed Diastereo- and Enantioselective Coupling of Propargyl Ethers with Alcohols: Siloxy-Crotylation via Hydride Shift Enabled Conversion of Alkynes to ?-Allyls. Liang T, Zhang W, Chen TY, Nguyen KD, Krische MJ. J Am Chem Soc. 9/30/2015
  • N-Acyl Amino Acid Ligands for Ruthenium(II)-catalyzed meta-C-H tert-Alkylation with Removable Auxiliaries. Li J, Warratz S, Zell D, De Sarkar S, Ishikawa EE, Ackermann L. J Am Chem Soc. 9/29/2015
  • Amorphous ruthenium nanoparticles for enhanced electrochemical water splitting. Tee SY, Lee CJ, Dinachali SS, Lai SC, Williams EL, Luo HK, Chi D, Andy Hor TS, Han MY. Nanotechnology. 9/29/2015
  • Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C?H Functionalizations with Allenes: Versatile Allenylations and Allylations. Nakanowatari S, Ackermann L. Chemistry. 9/26/2015
  • Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of mixed-ligand ruthenium(ii) complexes for photodynamic therapy. Huang H, Zhang P, Yu B, Jin C, Ji L, Chao H. Dalton Trans. 9/24/2015
  • Sensitization of NO-Releasing Ruthenium Complexes to Visible Light. Becker T, Kupfer S, Wolfram M, Görls H, Schubert US, Anslyn EV, Dietzek B, Gräfe S, Schiller A. Chemistry. 9/16/2015
  • Ruthenium Catalyzed Selective Hydroboration of Carbonyl Compounds. Kaithal A, Chatterjee B, Gunanathan C. Org Lett. 9/1/2015
  • Synthesis of indoles and polycyclic amides via ruthenium(ii)-catalyzed C-H activation and annulation. Lin H, Li SS, Dong L. Org Biomol Chem. 9/1/2015
  • Highly luminescent gold nanoparticles: effect of ruthenium distance for nanoprobes with enhanced lifetimes. Osborne SA, Pikramenou Z. Faraday Discuss. 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.