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Cerium (Ce) Metal

Cerium (Ce) is a rare earth metal that is an iron-gray, soft, ductile, and malleable metal. It is the most abundant of the rare earth elements. It is a reactive metal that rapidly oxidizes in air to form a superficial oxide coating. The metal reacts slowly with cold water and rapidly with hot water. It is readily dissolved in mineral acids and will react with most nonmetals on heating.

Purity: 99.9-99.95%
Typical Applications

Cerium has many uses. Due to its oxidizing capability, it is an alloying agent with iron and other metals. It is also used in non-iron alloys to provide oxidation resistance at high-temperature. Cerium is used in crude oil refining and for yellow coloring in ceramics and glass. It is also used in catalytic converters in cars, enabling them to run at high temperatures and playing a crucial role in the chemical reactions in the converter.

Packaging Options

Ampouled under argon, mineral oil, or in mylar bags


Cerium (Ce) Metal TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Unknown. For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Cerium (Ce) Metal CAS Number: 7440-45-1
Cerium (Ce) Metal UN Numbers: 1333 / 3078

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