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Thorium Boride

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(5N) 99.999% Thorium Boride Ingot
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(5N) 99.999% Thorium Boride Powder
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6.99 g/cm3

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Boride IonThorium Boride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Borides are hard, high-melting materials with metal-like conductivity. They are stable to nonoxidizing acids but break down in strong oxidizing agents and strong alkalis. Borides are used in semiconductors, superconductors, diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic, anti-ferromagnetic, turbine blades, and rocket nozzles. Borides have recently been discovered to be superconductive and ultra-incompressible. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, 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) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Thorium hexaboride, (OC-6-11)-

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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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Thorium products. Thorium (atomic symbol: Th, atomic number: 90) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element with an atomic weight of 232.03806. The number of electrons in each of thorium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 10, 2] and its electron configuration is [Rn] 6d2 7s2. Thorium Bohr ModelThe thorium atom has a radius of 179 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Thorium was first discovered by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1829. The name Thorium originates from the Scandinavian god Thor, the Norse god of war and thunder. Elemental ThoriumIn its elemental form, thorium has a silvery, sometimes black-tarnished, appearance. It is found in small amounts in most rocks and soils. Thorium is a radioactive element that is currently the best contender for replacing uranium as nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors. It provides greater safety benefits, an absence of non-fertile isotopes, and it is both more available and abundant in the Earth's crust than uranium.

Recent Research

Thorium impact on tobacco root transcriptome., Mazari, Kateřina, Landa Premysl, Přerostová Sylva, Müller Karel, Vaňková Radomíra, Soudek Petr, and Vaněk Tomáš , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 325, p.163-169, (2017)

Thorium Chemistry in Oxo-Tellurium System under Extreme Conditions., Xiao, Bin, Kegler Philip, Bosbach Dirk, and Alekseev Evgeny V. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Feb 13, (2017)

Development of separation technology for the removal of radium-223 from targeted thorium conjugate formulations. Part I: purification of decayed thorium-227 on cation exchange columns., Frenvik, Janne Olsen, Dyrstad Knut, Kristensen Solveig, and Ryan Olav B. , Drug Dev Ind Pharm, 2017 Feb, Volume 43, Issue 2, p.225-233, (2017)

Thorium-229 quantified in historical Thorium-228 capsules., Boden, Sven, Vints Koen, Cagno Simone, Maertens Dominic, Van Hecke Karen, and Cardinaels Thomas , Appl Radiat Isot, 2017 Feb, Volume 120, p.40-44, (2017)

Separation of thorium and uranium in nitric acid solution using silica based anion exchange resin., Chen, Yanliang, Wei Yuezhou, He Linfeng, and Tang Fangdong , J Chromatogr A, 2016 Sep 30, Volume 1466, p.37-41, (2016)

Modeling of thorium (IV) ions adsorption onto a novel adsorbent material silicon dioxide nano-balls using response surface methodology., Kaynar, Ümit H., Şabikoğlu Israfil, Kaynar Sermin Çam, and Eral Meral , Appl Radiat Isot, 2016 Sep, Volume 115, p.280-8, (2016)

Computational insight into complex structures of thorium coordination with N, N'- bis(3-allyl salicylidene)-o-phenylenediamine., Lan, Wenbo, Gao Sha, Lin Ying-Wu, Liao Lifu, Wang Xiaofeng, and Nie Changming , J Mol Model, 2016 Sep, Volume 22, Issue 9, p.224, (2016)

Carbon-Nitrogen Bond Cleavage by a Thorium-NHC-bpy Complex., Garner, Mary E., Hohloch Stephan, Maron Laurent, and Arnold John , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Oct 24, Volume 55, Issue 44, p.13789-13792, (2016)

Engineered Recognition of Tetravalent Zirconium and Thorium by Chelator-Protein Systems: Toward Flexible Radiotherapy and Imaging Platforms., Captain, Ilya, Deblonde Gauthier J. - P., Rupert Peter B., An Dahlia D., Illy Marie-Claire, Rostan Emeline, Ralston Corie Y., Strong Roland K., and Abergel Rebecca J. , Inorg Chem, 2016 Nov 21, Volume 55, Issue 22, p.11930-11936, (2016)

Incorporation of Thorium in the Zircon Structure Type through the Th1-xErx(SiO4)1-x(PO4)x Thorite-Xenotime Solid Solution., Mesbah, Adel, Clavier Nicolas, M Lozano-Rodriguez Janeth, Szenknect Stephanie, and Dacheux Nicolas , Inorg Chem, 2016 Nov 07, Volume 55, Issue 21, p.11273-11282, (2016)


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