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Bismuth Telluride

CAS 1304-82-1

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Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Bi2Te3 1304-82-1 6379155 MFCD00014201 215-135-2 tellanylidenebismuth; tellurium N/A [Te].[Te]=

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Bi2Te3 800.76 Gray or black solid 585 °C
(1085 °F)
N/A 7.64-7.74 g/cm3 801.674797 807.679471 0 Safety Data Sheet

Telluride IonBismuth Telluride is a narrow gap layered semiconductor with high thermal conductivity. Recent research has confirmed that bismuth telluride may significantly increase the speed of microchips and be the basis for the emerging next generation technology know as "Spintronics". American Elements Bismuth Telluride products are generally available in most volumes and can be purchased in bulk quantites. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available 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). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.

Bismuth (Bi) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Bismuth (atomic symbol: Bi, atomic number: 83) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 208.98040. The number of electrons in each of Bismuth's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p3. Bismuth Bohr ModelThe bismuth atom has a radius of 156 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. In its elemental form, bismuth is a silvery white brittle metal. Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of all metals and, with the exception of mercury, its thermal conductivity is lower than any other metal. Elemental Bismuth Bismuth has a high electrical resistance, and has the highest Hall Effect of any metal (i.e., greatest increase in electrical resistance when placed in a magnetic field). Bismuth is found in bismuthinite and bismite It is also produced as a byproduct of lead, copper, tin, molybdenum and tungsten extraction. Bismuth was first discovered by Early Man. The name Bismuth originates from the German word 'wissmuth,' meaning white mass. For more information on bismuth, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of bismuth products, visit the Bismuth element page.

Tellurium Bohr ModelTellurium (Te) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolTellurium (atomic symbol: Te, atomic number: 52) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 5 element with an atomic radius of 127.60. The number of electrons in each of tellurium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 6 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p4. Tellurium was discovered by Franz Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 and first isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798. In its elemental form, tellurium has a silvery lustrous gray appearance.Elemental Tellurium The tellurium atom has a radius of 140 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 206 pm. Tellurium is most commonly sourced from the anode sludges produced as a byproduct of copper refining. The name Tellurium originates from the Greek word Tellus, meaning Earth. For more information on tellurium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of tellurium products, visit the Tellurium element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Precautions N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

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Recent Research & Development for Bismuth

  • Optical pumping and readout of bismuth hyperfine states in silicon for atomic clock applications.. Saeedi K, Szech M, Dluhy P, Salvail JZ, Morse KJ, Riemann H, Abrosimov NV, Nötzel N, Litvinenko KL, Murdin BN, Thewalt ML.. Sci Rep. 2015 May 20
  • Antimicrobial activity of bismuth subsalicylate on Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli O157:H7, norovirus, and other common enteric pathogens.. Pitz AM, Park GW, Lee D, Boissy YL, Vinjé J.. Gut Microbes. 2015 Mar 4
  • Comparative toxicities of bismuth oxybromide and titanium dioxide exposure on human skin keratinocyte cells.. Gao X, Wang Y, Peng S, Yue B, Fan C, Chen W, Li X.. Chemosphere. 2015 Apr 24
  • Optical properties of Lead bismuth borate glasses doped with neodymium oxide.. Farouk M, Abd El-Maboud A, Ibrahim M, Ratep A, Kashif I.. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2015 Apr 30
  • Novel yolk-shell structure bismuth-rich bismuth molybdate microspheres for enhanced visible light photocatalysis.. Li J, Liu X, Sun Z, Sun Y, Pan L.. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015 Aug 15
  • Highly active magnetic bismuth tungstate/magnetite composite under visible light irradiation in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Shan G, Fu Y, Chu X, Chang C, Zhu L. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015 Apr 15
  • Trace level voltammetric determination of lead and cadmium in sediment pore water by a bismuth-oxychloride particle-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite modified glassy carbon electrode. Cerovac S, Guzsvány V, Kónya Z, Ashrafi AM, Švancara I, Ron?evi? S, Kukovecz Á, Dalmacija B, Vyt?as K. Talanta. 2015 Mar
  • Electrospun bismuth ferrite nanofibers for potential applications in ferroelectric photovoltaic devices. Fei L, Hu Y, Li X, Song R, Sun L, Huang H, Gu H, Chan HL, Wang Y. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Feb 18
  • An in vitro study on the cytotoxicity of bismuth oxychloride
  • Efficacy of reduced-dose regimen of a capsule containing bismuth subcitrate, metronidazole, and tetracycline given with amoxicillin and esomeprazole in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection. Harb AH, El Reda ZD, Sarkis FS, Chaar HF, Sharara AI. United European Gastroenterol J. 2015 Feb

Recent Research & Development for Tellurides

  • Fluorescent cadmium telluride quantum dots embedded chitosan nanoparticles: a stable, biocompatible preparation for bio-imaging.. Ghormade V, Gholap H, Kale S, Kulkarni V, Bhat S, Paknikar K.. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2015 Jan
  • Cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) leaching behavior and surface chemistry in response to pH and O2.. Zeng C, Ramos-Ruiz A, Field JA, Sierra-Alvarez R.. J Environ Manage. 2015 May 1
  • Nature of AX centers in antimony-doped cadmium telluride nanobelts.. Huang L, Lin CC, Riediger M, Röder R, Tse PL, Ronning C, Lu JG.. Nano Lett. 2015 Feb 11
  • Highly sensitive fluorescence biosensors for sparfloxacin detection at nanogram level based on electron transfer mechanism of cadmium telluride quantum dots.. Liang W, Liu S, Song J, Hao C, Wang L, Li D, He Y.. Biotechnol Lett. 2015 May
  • Antibacterial potential of rutin conjugated with thioglycolic acid capped cadmium telluride quantum dots (TGA-CdTe QDs).. Ananth DA, Rameshkumar A, Jeyadevi R, Jagadeeswari S, Nagarajan N, Renganathan R, Sivasudha T.. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2015 Mar 5
  • A density-functional study on the electronic and vibrational properties of layered antimony telluride.. Stoffel RP, Deringer VL, Simon RE, Hermann RP, Dronskowski R.. J Phys Condens Matter. 2015 Mar 4
  • Efficient and ultrafast formation of long-lived charge-transfer exciton state in atomically thin cadmium selenide/cadmium telluride type-II heteronanosheets.. Wu K, Li Q, Jia Y, McBride JR, Xie ZX, Lian T.. ACS Nano. 2015 Jan 27
  • Boundary Engineering for the Thermoelectric Performance of Bulk Alloys Based on Bismuth Telluride.. Mun H, Choi SM, Lee KH, Kim SW.. ChemSusChem. 2015 Mar 17.
  • Mitochondrial Toxicity of Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dot Nanoparticles in Mammalian Hepatocytes.. Nguyen KC, Rippstein P, Tayabali AF, Willmore WG.. Toxicol Sci. 2015 Mar 25.
  • Effect of grain size on thermal transport in post-annealed antimony telluride thin films.. Park NW, Lee WY, Hong JE, Park TH, Yoon SG, Im H, Kim HS, Lee SK.. Nanoscale Res Lett. 2015 Jan 28
  • Time resolved photo-luminescent decay characterization of mercury cadmium telluride focal plane arrays.. Soehnel G.. Opt Express. 2015 Jan 26