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 2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidinylmagnesium Chloride Lithium Chloride Complex Solution
2-(Ethylhexyl)lithium Solution 2-Mesitylmagnesium Bromide Solution 2-Methoxyphenylmagnesium 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 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 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 Methylaluminoxane Solution
Methyllithium Solution Molybdenum Acetate Solution Molybdenum Chloride Solution
Molybdenum Sulfate Solution n-Butylethylmagnesium Solution n-Butyllithium 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 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 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 (1.0 M in THF) Trimethyltin Chloride Solution Tris(bathophenanthrolinedisulfonate)ruthenium(II) Solution Sodium Salt
Tungsten Chloride Solution Tungsten(VI) Ethoxide Solution Vanadium Chloride Solution
Vanadium Sulfate 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