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Yttrium (Y) Metal

Yttrium (Y) is a moderately soft, ductile, silvery rare earth metal. It is quite stable in the air and is reactive with most acids.

Purity 99-99.9%
Typical Applications

Yttrium is used in Aluminum (Al) and Magnesium (Mg) alloys to increase their strength and oxidation resistance. It combines aluminum in garnets to make lasers that can cut metals. Compounds of Yttrium are used in specialty glasses to make them heat and shock-resistant superconductors and phosphors.

Packaging Options

Shipped under an inert gas or air-stable bottle


Yttrium Metal & Powder (Y) TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Yes. For further information, please call the E.P.A. Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Yttrium Metal & Powder (Y) CAS Number: 7440-65-5
Yttrium Metal & Powder (Y) UN Number: 3178

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