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Cadmium Bromite
Indium(III) Selenide  (In2Se3)
Chemical Formula: Cd
CAS Number: 7440-43-9
Molecular Weight: 112.4
EC Number: N/A



Available in  99.99%, 99.999%, 99.9999%, 99.99999%

Shape and particle size

Available in powder, ingot and piece


It is packed with Dacron film, then covered with a sealed plastic film bag.

Refractive index




Melting point

321.07 °C

Boiling point

767 °C

A soft bluish-white metal in its pure state, cadmium (Cd) is a material chemically similar to other stable group 12 metals. Cadmium is primarily found in small amounts within more common zinc ores, which has led to its primary form of production being a byproduct of zinc refinement.


While concerns about cadmium toxicity have lead to a reduction in its use in electronics and other applications where it may be exposed to end-users, it remains an important material across various industries.

  • Batteries. The vast majority of cadmium goes to the production of batteries, where it is used to produce negative cadmium electrode plates which are paired with positive nickel or silver alloy electrodes.
  • Plating. Electroplating to prevent corrosion is another key use of elemental cadmium and cadmium alloys, particularly in the aircraft industry.
  • Nuclear control rods. Cadmium is used extensively in the alloys of nuclear control rods. In this role, cadmium acts to absorb neutrons and prevent them from leading to further reactions. It does this as a so-called ‘neutron poison’, a substance with a large neutron absorption cross-section. 

AHP Materials offers elemental cadmium metal at 99.999%, 99.9999%, and 99.99999% purity as part of our standard product listing. For additional information on these products, or to inquire about custom orders, contact us today.

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