Zirconium Slugs



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ZR-M-02-SL (2N) 99% Zirconium Slugs Request
ZR-M-03-SL (3N) 99.9% Zirconium Slugs Request
ZR-M-04-SL (4N) 99.99% Zirconium Slugs Request
ZR-M-05-SL (5N) 99.999% Zirconium Slugs Request


American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Zirconium Slugs with the highest possible density High Purity Slugsand smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, 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 Pellet sizes range from 1/8" x 1/8" to 1/4" x 1/4" and 3 mm diameter. We can also provide Slugs outside this range for ultra high purity thin film applications, such as fuel cells and solar energy layers. 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 Zirconium as rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Zr
CAS 7440-67-7
Pubchem CID 23995
MDL MFCD00011303
EC No. 231-176-9
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Zr


Molecular Weight 91.22
Appearance White
Melting Point 1852 °C
Boiling Point 3580 °C
Density 6506 kg/m3
Tensile Strength 230 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 0.227 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.4 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.0671 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC °C
Heat of Vaporization 120 K-Cal/gm atom at 4377 °C
Heat of Fusion 5.50 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H250-H251-H260
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 15-17
Safety Statements 43-7/8
RTECS Number ZH7070000
Transport Information UN 1358 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany nwg
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

ZrSee more Zirconium products. Zirconium (atomic symbol: Zr, atomic number: 40) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 91.224. The number of electrons in each of Zirconium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 10, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d2 5s2. The zirconium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789 and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1824. In its elemental form, zirconium has a silvery white appearance that is similar to titanium. Zirconium's principal mineral is zircon (zirconium silicate). Zirconium is commercially produced as a byproduct of titanium and tin mining and has many applications as a opacifier and a refractory material. It is not found in nature as a free element. The name of zirconium comes from the mineral zircon, the most important source of zirconium, and from the Persian wordzargun, meaning gold-like. For more information on zirconium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of zirconium products, visit the Zirconium element page.


Recent Research & Development for Zirconium

  • Small is Beautiful: The Unusual Transformation of Nanocrystalline Layered ?-Zirconium Phosphate into a New 3D Structure. Pica M, Vivani R, Donnadio A, Troni E, Fop S, Casciola M. Inorg Chem. 9/29/2015
  • Gas Barrier Hybrid Coatings by Assembling of Novel Poly Vinyl Alcohol and Reduced graphene Oxide Layers through Crosslinking with Zirconium Adducts. Yan N, Capezzuto F, Buonocore GG, Lavorgna M, Xia H, Ambrosio L. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/28/2015
  • CORR Insights®: Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Grübl AJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/28/2015
  • [Adsorption Characteristics of Nitrate and Phosphate from Aqueous Solution on Zirconium-Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Chloride Modified Activated Carbon]. Zheng WJ, Lin JW, Zhan YH, Wang H. Huan Jing Ke Xue. 9/28/2015
  • Effectivity of air-abrasive powder based on glycine and tricalcium phosphate in removal of initial biofilm on titanium and zirconium oxide surfaces in an ex vivo model. John G, Becker J, Schwarz F. Clin Oral Investig. 9/25/2015
  • Ultraporous, Water Stable, and Breathing Zirconium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks with ftw topology. Deria P, Gomez-Gualdron DA, Bury W, Schaef HT, Wang TC, Thallapally PK, Sarjeant AA, Snurr RQ, Hupp JT, Farha OK. J Am Chem Soc. 9/25/2015
  • Comment on "Zirconium-Carbon Hybrid Sorbent for Removal of Fluoride from Water: Oxalic Acid Mediated Zr(IV) Assembly and Adsorption Mechanism". Zhao Y. Environ Sci Technol. 9/21/2015
  • Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Karidakis GK, Karachalios T. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/15/2015
  • Effect of surface treatments on the bond strength between resin cement and differently sintered zirconium-oxide ceramics. Yenisey M, Dede DÖ, Rona N. J Prosthodont Res. 9/8/2015
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) treatment in patients with serum potassium >6.5 mEq/L. Rasmussen H. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 8/20/2015

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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.