About Solutions

American Elements’ chemical manufacturing facility in Bluffdale, Utah produces solutions of a variety of compounds under the trademark AE Solutions™. We produce rare earth compound solutions, including compounds of lanthanum, cerium, erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, and yttrium, as well as solutions of platinum group metals, including palladium, gold, iridium, ruthenium, and platinum, and solutions of refractory metals such as hafnium, scandium, niobium, and tungsten. We also produce solutions of more common commodity compounds, including chlorides, nitrates, sulfates, and acetates of common metals such as copper, tin, and nickel.

American Elements production facility

American Elements can prepare homogeneous solutions at customer specified concentrations or to the maximum stoichiometric concentration. Packaging is available in 55 gallon drums, smaller units and larger liquid totes.

American Elements maintains solution production facilities in the United States, Northern Europe (Liverpool, UK), Southern Europe (Milan, Italy), Australia and China to allow for lower freight costs and quicker delivery to our customers worldwide.

American Elements metal and rare earth compound solutions find a wide variety of applications across industries, including uses in petrochemical cracking, water treatment, plating, textiles, research, defense, and optics.

Innovation Case Study #31: American Elements Co-Creates First Home and Office Tower Window that Optimizes to the Weather

#31: American Elements Co-Creates First Home and Office Tower Window that Optimizes to the Weather

The Challenge

IR Dynamics and Sandia National Laboratories entered into a research partnership with the goal of designing a new material whose ability to reflect IR radiation could change based on ambient temperatures. Such a material could be used to vastly improve the efficiency of windows by allowing them to let heat in during colder months and keep it out in the warmer months, reducing the amount of energy required to regulate temperatures inside buildings, cars, and other interior spaces.

The Innovation

The researchers turned to American Elements engineers for their expertise in the characterization and synthesis of novel advanced materials. Together, they discovered that thermochromic nanoparticles could be used to impart the desired optical properties to achieve their goals. American Elements engineers produced a number of custom-manufactured organometallic solutions to be used as precursor materials in the production of the nanoparticles.

The Result

The researchers sucessfully achieved their goals, producing easy-to-apply polymer films with tunable thermochromic nanoparticles that are reflective or transparent to sunlight, depending on the temperature.

Solutions Products

(1-Mercaptoundec-11-yl)tetra(ethylene glycol) Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Solution (Trimethylsilyl)methyllithium Solution (Trimethylsilyl)methylmagnesium Chloride Solution
1,1-Dimethylpropylmagnesium Chloride Solution 1-Mercapto-(triethylene Glycol) Methyl Ether Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Solution 1-Propynylmagnesium Bromide Solution
2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinylmagnesium Chloride Lithium Chloride Complex Solution 2-(Ethylhexyl)lithium Solution 2-Mesitylmagnesium Bromide Solution
2-Methoxyphenylmagnesium Bromide Solution 2-Methyl-1-propenylmagnesium Bromide Solution 2-Propylzinc Bromide Solution
2-Thienyllithium Solution 3-Butenylmagnesium Bromide Solution Alane N,N-dimethylethylamine Complex Solution
Aluminum Acetate Solution Aluminum Chloride Solution Aluminum Nitrate Cesium Chloride Buffer Solution
Aluminum Nitrate Solution Aluminum Phosphate Monobasic Solution Aluminum Sulfate Solution
Ammonia Solution Ammonium Hydroxide Solution Ammonium Iron(III) Sulfate Solution
Antimony Acetate Solution Antimony Nitrate Solution Antimony Sulfate Solution
Antimony(V) Chloride Solution Arsenic Chloride Solution Arsenic Nitrate Solution
Barium Acetate Solution Barium Chloride Solution Barium Nitrate Solution
Barium Sulfate Solution Beryllium Acetate Solution Beryllium Chloride Solution
Beryllium Nitrate Solution Beryllium Sulfate Solution Bis(cyclopentadienyl)magnesium(II) Solution
Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) Hydroxide Solution Bismuth Acetate Solution Bismuth Chloride Solution
Bismuth Nitrate Solution Bismuth Sulfate Solution Bismuth Telluride - Antimony Selenide Solid Solution
Bismuth Telluride - Antimony Telluride Solid Solution Borane Tetrahydrofuran Complex Solution Boron Acetate Solution
Boron Chloride Solution Boron Tribromide Dimethyl Sulfide Complex Solution Boron Trichloride Methyl Sulfide Complex Solution
Boron Trifluoride Methanol Complex Solution Boron Trifluoride-Methanol Solution Boron Tris(trifluoroacetate) Solution
Bromocresol Green Sodium Salt Solution Bromocresol Purple Sodium Salt Solution Bromophenol Blue Sodium Salt Solution
Bromothymol Blue Sodium Salt Solution Butylmagnesium Bromide Solution Cadmium Acetate Solution
Cadmium Chloride Solution Cadmium Nitrate Solution Cadmium Sulfate Solution
Cadmium Tetrafluoroborate Solution Calcium Acetate Solution Calcium Chloride Solution
Calcium Nitrate Solution Calcium Sulfate Solution Carbon Disulfide Solution
Carbon Tetrabromide in Solution Cerium Acetate Solution Cerium Chloride Solution
Cerium Nitrate Solution Cerium Perchlorate Solution Cerium Sulfate Solution
Cesium Acetate Solution Cesium Chloride Lanthanum Chloride Buffer Solution Cesium Chloride Solution
Cesium Formate Solution Cesium Hydroxide Solution Cesium Nitrate Solution
Cesium Sulfate Solution Chromium Acetate Solution Chromium Nitrate Solution
Chromium Sulfate Solution Chromium(III) Chloride Solution Chromium(III) Potassium Sulfate Solution
Clerici Solution Cobalt Acetate Solution Cobalt Chloride Solution
Cobalt Nitrate Solution Cobalt Sulfate Solution Cobalt(II) 2-Ethylhexanoate Solution
Cobalt(II) Sulfamate Solution Colloidal Graphite Copper Acetate Solution
Copper Chloride Solution Copper Nitrate Solution Copper Sulfate Solution
Copper(I) Chloride - Bis(Lithium Chloride) Complex Copper(I) Cyanide Di(Lithium Chloride) Complex Solution Decanethiol Functionalized Silver Nanoparticles Solution
Di-n-butylmagnesium Solution Diamminepalladium(II) Nitrite Solution Diammineplatinum(II) Nitrite Solution
Dibutylboryl Trifluoromethanesulfonate Solution Diethylaluminum Cyanide Solution Dihydrogen Dinitrosulfatoplatinate(II) Solution
Dihydrogen Hexabromoplatinate(IV) Nonahydrate Solution Dihydrogen Hexachloroplatinate(IV) Solution Diisopropyl Zinc Solution
Disodium Dihydrogen Ethylenediaminetetraacetate Solution Dodecanethiol Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Solution Dysprosium Acetate Solution
Dysprosium Chloride Solution Dysprosium Nitrate Solution Dysprosium Perchlorate Solution
Dysprosium Sulfate Solution Dysprosium(III) Perchlorate Hexahydrate Solution Erbium Acetate Solution
Erbium Nitrate Solution Erbium Perchlorate Solution Erbium Sulfate Solution
Erbium(III) Chloride Solution Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Diammonium Copper Salt Solution Ethyllithium Solution
Europium Acetate Solution Europium Chloride Solution Europium Nitrate Solution
Europium Perchlorate Solution Europium Sulfate Solution Ferric Subsulfate Solution
Ferroin Indicator Solution Gadolinium Acetate Solution Gadolinium Chloride Solution
Gadolinium Nitrate Solution Gadolinium Perchlorate Solution Gadolinium Sulfate Solution
Gallium Acetate Solution Gallium Chloride Solution Gallium Nitrate Solution
Gallium Sulfate Solution Germanium Acetate Solution Germanium Chloride Solution
Gold Acetate Solution Gold Chloride Solution Gold Colloid Solution
Gold Nitrate Solution Gold Sulfate Solution Gram's Iodine Solution
Hafnium Acetate Solution Hafnium Chloride Solution Hafnium Nitrate Solution
Hafnium Sulfate Solution Hexafluorotitanic Acid Solution Hexafluorozirconic Acid Solution
Hexyllithium Solution Holmium Acetate Solution Holmium Chloride Solution
Holmium Nitrate Solution Holmium Perchlorate Solution Holmium Sulfate Solution
Indium Acetate Solution Indium Chloride Solution Indium Nitrate Solution
Indium Sulfate Solution Indium(III) Isopropoxide Solution Indium(III) tert-butoxide Solution
Iridium Acetate Solution Iridium Chloride Solution Iridium Sulfate Solution
Iron Acetate Solution Iron Chloride Solution Iron Nitrate Solution
Iron Sulfate Solution Iron(III) Isopropoxide Solution Isobutyllithium Solution
Isopropenylmagnesium Bromide Solution in Ethyl Ether Isopropenylmagnesium Bromide Solution in THF Isopropyllithium Solution
Isopropylmagnesium Chloride Lithium Chloride Complex Solution Jone's Reagent Lanthanum Acetate Solution
Lanthanum Chloride Solution Lanthanum Nitrate Solution Lanthanum Sulfate Solution
Lanthanum(III) Chloride Bis(lithium chloride) Complex Solution Lead Acetate Solution Lead Chloride Solution
Lead Iodide Solution Lead Sulfate Solution Lead Telluride-Antimony Selenide Solid Solution
Lead Telluride-Tin Telluride-Lead Selenide Solid Solution Lead(II) Methanesulfonate Solution Lead(II) Nitrate Solution
Lithium (Trimethylsilyl)acetylide Solution Lithium 2-thienylcyanocuprate Solution Lithium 9-BBN Hydride Solution
Lithium Acetate Solution Lithium Aluminum Deuteride Solution Lithium Aluminum Hydride Bis(tetrahydrofuran) Solution
Lithium Aluminum Hydride Solution Lithium Azide Solution Lithium Bis(trimethylsilyl)amide
Lithium Bis(trimethylsilyl)amide Solution Lithium Borohydride Solution Lithium Bromide Solution
Lithium Carbonate Solution Lithium Chloride Solution Lithium Diisobutyl-tert-butoxyaluminum Hydride Solution
Lithium Dimethylaminoborohydride Solution Lithium Hexafluorophosphate Solution Lithium Morpholinoborohydride Solution
Lithium Nitrate Solution Lithium Phenylacetylide Solution Lithium Polysilicate Solution
Lithium Potassium Silicate Solution Lithium Pyrrolidinoborohydride Solution Lithium Sulfate Solution
Lithium tert-butoxide Solution Lithium Tetrabromonickelate(II) Solution Lithium Tetrachlorocuprate Solution
Lithium Tetrachloromanganate(II) Solution Lithium Tri-sec-butylborohydride Solution Lithium tri-tert-butoxyaluminum Hydride Solution
Lutetium Acetate Solution Lutetium Chloride Solution Lutetium Nitrate Solution
Lutetium Perchlorate Solution Lutetium Sulfate Solution Magnesium Acetate Solution
Magnesium Bisulfite Solution Magnesium Chloride Solution Magnesium Nitrate Solution
Magnesium Perchlorate Solution Magnesium Sulfate Solution Manganese Acetate Solution
Manganese Chloride Solution Manganese Nitrate Solution Manganese Sulfate Solution
Mercury(II) Iodide Solution Mercury(II) Nitrate Solution Methyl Orange Solution
Methyl Red Solution Methyl-d3-magnesium Iodide Solution Methylaluminoxane Solution
Methyllithium Solution Methylmagnesium Iodide Solution Molybdenum Acetate Solution
Molybdenum Chloride Solution Molybdenum Sulfate Solution n-Butylethylmagnesium Solution
n-Butyllithium Solution n-Propylzinc Bromide Solution Neodymium Acetate Solution
Neodymium Chloride Solution Neodymium Nitrate Solution Neodymium Perchlorate Solution
Neodymium Sulfate Solution Nickel Acetate Solution Nickel Chloride Solution
Nickel Nitrate Solution Nickel Sulfate Solution Niobium Chloride Solution
Niobium Isopropoxide Nonylmagnesium Bromide Solution o-Tolylmagnesium Chloride Solution
Octanethiol Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Solution Osmium Chloride Solution Osmium Tetroxide Solution
Palladium Sulfate Solution Palladium(II) Acetate Solution Palladium(II) Chloride Solution
Palladium(II) Nitrate Solution Pentylmagnesium Bromide Solution Perrhenic Acid Solution
Phosphomolybdic Acid Solution Platinum Acetate Solution Platinum Chloride Solution
Platinum Nitrate Solution Platinum Sulfate Solution Platinum Sulfite Acid Solution
Platinum(0)-2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-2,4,6,8-tetravinylcyclotetrasiloxane Complex Solution Potassium Acetate Solution Potassium Aluminate Solution
Potassium Biiodate Solution Potassium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide Solution Potassium Bromate-Bromide
Potassium Chloride Solution Potassium Chloride/Silver Chloride Solution Potassium Chromate Solution
Potassium Dinitrosulfatopalladate(II) Solution Potassium Ferrocyanide Solution Potassium Hydroxide Solution
Potassium Iodate Solution Potassium L-Lactate Solution Potassium Nitrate Solution
Potassium Permanganate Solution Potassium Phosphate Monobasic Solution Potassium Sodium Tartrate Solution
Potassium Sulfate Solution Potassium tert-Pentoxide Solution Potassium Triethylborohydride Solution
Praseodymium Acetate Solution Praseodymium Chloride Solution Praseodymium Nitrate Solution
Praseodymium Perchlorate Solution Praseodymium Sulfate Solution Propidium Iodide Solution
Propylmagnesium Chloride Solution Rhenium Chloride Solution Rhenium Sulfide Solution
Rhodium Acetate Solution Rhodium Chloride Solution Rhodium Nitrate Solution
Rhodium Sulfate Solution Rhodium(III) Phosphate Solution Rubidium Acetate Solution
Rubidium Chloride Solution Rubidium Hydroxide Solution Rubidium Nitrate Solution
Rubidium Sulfate Solution Ruthenium Acetate Solution Ruthenium Chloride Solution
Ruthenium Nitrate Solution Ruthenium Sulfate Solution Ruthenium(III) Nitrosylnitrate Solution
Samarium 2-Methoxyethoxide Solution Samarium Acetate Solution Samarium Chloride Solution
Samarium Nitrate Solution Samarium Perchlorate Solution Samarium Sulfate Solution
Samarium(II) Iodide Solution Scandium Acetate Solution Scandium Atomic Absorption Standard Solution
Scandium Chloride Solution Scandium Nitrate Solution Scandium Perchlorate Solution
Scandium Sulfate Solution sec-Butyllithium Solution sec-Butylmagnesium Chloride Lithium Chloride Complex Solution
sec-Butylmagnesium Chloride Solution Selenium Chloride Solution Silicon Acetate Solution
Silicon Chloride Solution Silver Acetate Solution Silver Chloride Solution
Silver Iodide Solution Silver Nitrate Solution Silver Sulfate Solution
Sodium Acetate Solution Sodium Aluminum Hydride Solution Sodium Benzyloxide Solution
Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide Solution Sodium Borohydride - Sodium Hydroxide Solution Sodium Borohydride Solution
Sodium Bromide Solution Sodium Chloride Solution Sodium Cyanoborohydride Solution
Sodium Deuteroxide Solution Sodium Gold(I) Sulfite Solution Sodium Hydroxide Solution
Sodium Hypochlorite Solution Sodium Methoxide Solution Sodium Nitrate Solution
Sodium Permanganate Solution Sodium Polytungstate Solution Sodium Silicate Solution
Sodium Sulfate Solution Sodium tert-Pentoxide Solution Sodium Thiosulfate Solution
Sodium Triethylborohydride Solution Solution Tris(1-methoxy-2-methyl-2-propoxy)lanthanum tetraglyme adduct Strontium Acetate Solution
Strontium Chloride Solution Strontium Nitrate Solution Strontium Sulfate Solution
Tantalum Acetate Solution Tantalum Chloride Solution Tebbe Reagent Solution
Tellurium Chloride Solution Tellurium Nitrate Solution Tellurium Sulfate Solution
Terbium Acetate Solution Terbium Chloride Solution Terbium Nitrate Solution
Terbium Perchlorate Solution Terbium Sulfate Solution tert-Butyllithium Solution
Tetraamminepalladium(II) Nitrate Solution Tetraammineplatinum Acetate Solution Tetraammineplatinum(II) Chloride Solution
Tetraammineplatinum(II) Hydroxide Solution Tetrabutylammonium Fluoride Hydrate Tetrabutylammonium Fluoride Solution
Tetrabutylammonium Hydroxide Solution Tetraethyldialuminoxane Solution Tetraisobutyldialuminoxane Solution
Tetramethylammonium Silicate Solution Thallium Acetate Solution Thallium Chloride Solution
Thallium Nitrate Solution Thallium Sulfate Solution Thulium Acetate Solution
Thulium Chloride Solution Thulium Nitrate Solution Thulium Sulfate Solution
Thulium(III) Perchlorate Solution Thymol Blue Solution Tin Acetate Solution
Tin Chloride Solution Tin Nitrate Solution Tin Sulfate Solution
Tin(II) Methanesulfonate Solution Tin(II) Tetrafluoroborate Solution Titanium Chloride Solution
Titanium Diisopropoxide Bis(acetylacetonate) Solution Titanium ICP/DCP Standard Solution Titanium Nitrate Solution
Titanium(4+) Acetate Solution Titanium(III) Sulfate Solution Titanium(IV) (Triethanolaminato)isopropoxide Solution
Titanium(IV) bis(ammonium lactato)dihydroxide Solution Titanium(IV) Oxysulfate Solution Titanium(IV) Sulfate Solution
Titanium(IV) Tetrahydrofurfuryloxide Solution Trichlorooxobis(triphenylphosphine)rhenium(V) Solution Triethylborane Solution
Trimethyltin Chloride Solution Tris(bathophenanthrolinedisulfonate)ruthenium(II) Solution Sodium Salt Tungsten Chloride Solution
Tungsten(VI) Ethoxide Solution Vanadium Chloride Solution Vanadium Sulfate Solution
Vanadyl Oxalate Solution Vinylmagnesium Bromide Solution Vinylmagnesium Chloride Solution
Ytterbium Acetate Solution Ytterbium Chloride Solution Ytterbium Nitrate Solution
Ytterbium Sulfate Solution Ytterbium(III) Perchlorate Solution Yttrium 2-Ethylhexanoate Solution
Yttrium Acetate Solution Yttrium Chloride Solution Yttrium Nitrate Solution
Yttrium Sulfate Solution Yttrium(III) 2-Methoxyethoxide Solution Yttrium(III) Butoxide Solution
Yttrium(III) Isopropoxide Solution Yttrium(III) Perchlorate Solution Zinc 2-Ethylhexanoate Solution
Zinc Acetate Solution Zinc Chloride Solution Zinc Nitrate Solution
Zinc Sulfate Solution Zirconium Acetate Solution Zirconium Chloride Solution
Zirconium Hydroxynitrate Solution Zirconium Nitrate Solution Zirconium Oxychloride Solution
Zirconium Oxynitrate Solution Zirconium Sulfate Solution Zirconium(IV) Butoxide Solution
Zirconium(IV) Dibutoxide(Bis-2,4-Pentanedionate) Solution Zirconium(IV) Propoxide Solution