Yttrium Pieces



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Y-M-02-PCS (2N) 99% Yttrium Metal Pieces Request
Y-M-03-PCS (3N) 99.9% Yttrium Metal Pieces Request
Y-M-04-PCS (4N) 99.99% Yttrium Metal Pieces Request
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American Elements specializes in producing high purity Shot and irregular shaped Yttrium Pieces with the highest possible density 99.9+% Ultra High Purity Metallic Piecesand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Our standard Pieces sizes average in the range of 3 mm, 4 - 5 mm, 100 - 150 mm, 1/8" and 1/4". We can also provide Pieces and Shot outside this range. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes nanoparticles. 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. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Yttrium as rod, ingot, powder, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Y
CAS 7440-65-5
Pubchem CID 23993
MDL MFCD00011468
EC No. 231-174-8
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Y


Molecular Weight 88.91
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 1526 °C
Boiling Point 3336 °C
Density 4472 kg/m3
Tensile Strength 67 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 0.172 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.3 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.068 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 93 K-Cal/gm atom at 3338 °C

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

YSee more Yttrium products. Yttrium (atomic symbol: Y, atomic number: 39) is a Block D, Group 3, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 88.90585. Yttrium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of yttrium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d1 5s2. The yttrium atom has a radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 219 pm. Yttrium was discovered by Johann Gadolin in 1794 and first isolated by Carl Gustav Mosander in 1840. Elemental Yttrium In its elemental form, Yttrium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Yttrium has the highest thermodynamic affinity for oxygen of any element. Yttrium is not found in nature as a free element and is almost always found combined with the lanthanides in rare earth minerals. While not part of the rare earth series, it resembles the heavy rare earths which are sometimes referred to as the "yttrics" for this reason. Another unique characteristic derives from its ability to form crystals with useful properties. The name yttrium originated from a Swedish village near Vaxholm called Yttbery where it was discovered.


Recent Research & Development for Yttrium

  • Effects of Yttrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy on non-conventional liver tumors. Kuei A, Saab S, Cho SK, Kee ST, Lee EW. World J Gastroenterol. 10/21/2015
  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR of Low-? Nuclei: Structural Insights into Hydrated Yttrium-Doped BaZrO3. Blanc F, Sperrin L, Lee D, Dervi?o?lu R, Yamazaki Y, Haile SM, De Paëpe G, Grey CP. J Phys Chem Lett. 9/30/2015
  • Erratum to: Yttrium-90 radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B: commentary on a 103-patient Asian cohort. Kulik L, Salem R. Hepatol Int. 9/28/2015
  • The use of Yttrium-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan ((90)Y-IT) as a consolidation therapy in high-risk patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ineligible for autologous stem-cell transplantation. Jurczak W, Kisiel E, Sawczuk-Chabin J, Centkowski P, Knopi?ska-Pos?uszny W, Khan O. Contemp Oncol (Pozn). 9/28/2015
  • Yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolotherapy in a patient with spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma. Winokur RS, Talenfeld AD, Mozley PD, Madoff DC. Clin Imaging. 9/26/2015
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B: commentary on a 103-patient Asian cohort. Kulik L, Salem R. Hepatol Int. 9/25/2015
  • Effect of neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser and fluoride on the acid demineralization of enamel. Braga SR, de Oliveira E, Sobral MA. J Investig Clin Dent. 9/25/2015
  • A prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of an ablative fractional 2940-nm erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser with a nonablative fractional 1550-nm erbium-doped glass laser for the treatment of photoaged Asian skin. Moon HR, Yun WJ, Lee YJ, Lee MW, Chang S. J Dermatolog Treat. 9/23/2015
  • Evaluation of Liver Biomarkers as Prognostic Factors for Outcomes to Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Primary and Secondary Liver Malignancies. Henrie AM, Wittstrom K, Delu A, Deming P. Cancer Biother Radiopharm. 9/14/2015
  • Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Isotopic Yttrium-90-Labeled Rare Earth Fluoride Nanocrystals for Multimodal Imaging. Paik T, Chacko AM, Mikitsh JL, Friedberg JS, Pryma DA, Murray CB. ACS Nano. 9/10/2015

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We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.