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Uranium Diboride

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Uranium Diboride
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12.7 g/cm3

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260.069397 Da

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Boride IonUranium Boride (UB2) is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.


Uranium boride, Diborylidyneuranium, bis(boranylidyne)uranium

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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 Elements

See more Uranium products. Uranium (atomic symbol: U, atomic number: 92) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element. The number of electrons in each of Uranium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 21, 9, 2 and its electronic configuration is [Rn] 5f3 6d1 7s2. In its elemental form uranium's CAS number is 7440-61-1. The uranium atom has a radius of 138.5.pm and its Van der Waals radius is 186.pm. Uranium is harmful both through its radioactivity and chemical toxicity. Uranium in its depleted and unenriched forms has numerous commercial applications due to its great density and its bright yellow-green color in glass and ceramics. Uranium Bohr ModelIts great density has found military applications in armor piercing armaments and in protective shielding. It is added to ceramic frits, glazes and to color bars for glass production because of its bright yellow shade. Uranyl Nitrate and Uranyl Acetate are used in medical and analytical laboratories. Uranium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth. The name Uranium originates from the planet Uranus. Uranium occurs naturally in soil, rock and water and is commercially extracted from uranium-bearing minerals.

Recent Research

Large decadal-scale changes in uranium and bicarbonate in groundwater of the irrigated western U.S., Burow, Karen R., Belitz Kenneth, Dubrovsky Neil M., and Jurgens Bryant C. , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.87-95, (2017)

The extraction of uranium using graphene aerogel loading organic solution., Chen, Mumei, Li Zheng, Li Jihao, Li Jingye, Li Qingnuan, and Zhang Lan , Talanta, 2017 May 01, Volume 166, p.284-291, (2017)

Biosorption and biomineralization of uranium(VI) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae-Crystal formation of chernikovite., Zheng, Xin-Yan, Wang Xiao-Yu, Shen Yang-Hao, Lu Xia, and Wang Tie-Shan , Chemosphere, 2017 May, Volume 175, p.161-169, (2017)

Speciation of uranium-mandelic acid complexes using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and density functional theory., Kumar, Pranaw, Jaison P G., Telmore V M., Sadhu Biswajit, and Sundararajan Mahesh , Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 2017 Mar 30, Volume 31, Issue 6, p.561-571, (2017)

Dynamic Succession of Groundwater Sulfate-Reducing Communities during Prolonged Reduction of Uranium in a Contaminated Aquifer., Zhang, Ping, He Zhili, Van Nostrand Joy D., Qin Yujia, Deng Ye, Wu Liyou, Tu Qichao, Wang Jianjun, Schadt Christopher W., Fields Matthew W., et al. , Environ Sci Technol, 2017 Mar 16, (2017)

Preparation of a uranium metallacyclocumulene and its reactivity towards unsaturated organic molecules., Zhang, Lei, Hou Guohua, Zi Guofu, Ding Wanjian, and Walter Marc D. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 14, Volume 46, Issue 11, p.3716-3728, (2017)

The linear and non-linear magnetic response of a tri-uranium single molecule magnet., Shivaram, B S., Colineau E, Griveau J, Kumar P, and Celli V , J Phys Condens Matter, 2017 Mar 08, Volume 29, Issue 9, p.095805, (2017)

Epigenetic, histopathological and transcriptomic effects following exposure to depleted uranium in adult zebrafish and their progeny., Gombeau, Kewin, Bourdineaud Jean-Paul, Ravanat Jean-Luc, Armant Olivier, Camilleri Virginie, Cavalie Isabelle, Floriani Magali, and Adam-Guillermin Christelle , Aquat Toxicol, 2017 Mar, Volume 184, p.14-25, (2017)

Accounting for Berkson and Classical Measurement Error in Radon Exposure Using a Bayesian Structural Approach in the Analysis of Lung Cancer Mortality in the French Cohort of Uranium Miners., Hoffmann, Sabine, Rage Estelle, Laurier Dominique, Laroche Pierre, Guihenneuc Chantal, and Ancelet Sophie , Radiat Res, 2017 Jan 24, (2017)

Magnetic graphene based nanocomposite for uranium scavenging., El-Maghrabi, Heba H., Abdelmaged Shaimaa M., Nada Amr A., Zahran Fouad, El-Wahab Saad Abd, Yahea Dena, Hussein G M., and Atrees M S. , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Jan 15, Volume 322, Issue Pt B, p.370-379, (2017)


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