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 2D Tellurene 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
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 Dinitrate Oxide 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 Matrix Modifier 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 Matrix Modifier Solution Palladium Nitrate-Magnesium Nitrate Matrix Modifier 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 Carbonate Solution
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 Tantalum(V) Isopropoxide 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