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Lutetium (Lu) Metal

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Lutetium (Lu) Metal is the hardest metal with the highest melting point of the rare earth, which is applied in petroleum and environment protection catalysts, mischmetals, polishing powders, and Rare Earth fertilizers. Heeger Materials (HM) provides the best Lutetium (Lu) Metal at high quality and competitive prices. 

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Data sheet

Molecular FormulaLu
Molecular Weight174.97
Purity99.99%D/99.99%/99.9%/99%
CAS7439-94-3
SynonymsLutetiumMetall/Metal De Lutecium/Metal Del Lutecio

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Lutetium is a chemical element with the symbol Lu and atomic number 71. It is a silvery-white metal, which resists corrosion in dry air, but not in moist air. Lutetium is the last element in the lanthanide series, and it is traditionally counted among rare-earth. It usually occurs in association with the element yttrium and is sometimes used in metal alloys and as a catalyst in various chemical reactions.HM stocks various rare earth materials for electronics, petrochemicals, metallurgy, machinery, energy, environmental protection, agriculture, and other fields. We also offer pure metals and compounds for R&D applications.

Lutetium (Lu) Metal

  • EINECS No.: 231-103-0
  • Phase at STP: solid
  • Melting point: 1925 K (1652 °C, 3006 °F)
  • Boiling point: 3675 K (3402 °C, 6156 °F)
  • Density (near r.t.): 9.841 g/cm3
  • When liquid (at m.p.): 9.3 g/cm3
  • The heat of fusion ca.:22 kJ/mol
  • The heat of vaporization: 414 kJ/mol
  • Molar heat capacity: 26.86 J/(mol·K)

Lutetium (Lu) Metal Specifications

Grade99.99%D99.99%99.9%99%
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Lu/TREM (% min.)99.9999.9999.999.9
TREM (% min.)99.999.59981
Rare Earth Impuritiesppm max.ppm max.% max.% max.
Eu/TREM
Gd/TREM
Tb/TREM
Dy/TREM
Ho/TREM
Er/TREM
Tm/TREM
Yb/TREM
Y/TREM
10
10
20
20
20
50
50
50
30
10
10
20
20
20
50
50
50
30
0.003
0.003
0.003
0.003
0.003
0.003
0.03
0.03
0.05
Totally 1.0
Non-Rare Earth Impuritiesppm max.ppm max.% max.% max.
Fe
Si
Ca
Al
Mg
W
Ta
O
C
Cl
200
50
100
50
50
500
50
300
100
50
500
100
500
100
100
500
100
1000
100
100
0.15
0.03
0.05
0.01
0.01
0.05
0.01
0.15
0.01
0.01
0.15
0.01
0.05
0.01
0.01
0.05
0.05
0.2
0.03
0.02

Related Product: Lutetium (Lu) Sheet/Foil/Disc

Lutetium (Lu) Metal Applications

  • Used as an important additive to some specialty alloys.
  • Used as catalysts in petroleum cracking in refineries.
  • Used in alkylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization applications.
  • Used as a phosphor in LED light bulbs.
  • Further processed into various shapes of ingots, pieces, wires, foils, slabs, rods, discs, and powder.
  • Used for radionuclide therapy (see Nuclear medicine) on neuroendocrine tumors.

Lutetium (Lu) Metal Packing

Lutetium (Lu) Metal products are all vacuum-packed independently. Small-sized products are packaged in cartons, and large-sized products are packaged in wooden boxes. The vacuum-sealed package is 100g/bag, 500g/bag, 1kg/bag, 25kg/box, or as required.

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