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Scandium Metal Sc Metal CAS 7440-20-2

Item No.: Tr-Sc
The scandium metal is silver-white, generally distilling crystalline lump (meat-like) metal, and the ingot, sponge block or lens can also be button-shaped as-cast with clean surface.
Purity: 99.9%-99.999%
Particle Size: 100 mesh
Scandium Metal Properties
About Scandium Metal Sc Metal:
The metal scandium is a chemical element with the symbol Sc and the atomic number 21. It is a soft, silvery-white transition metal with good ductility and electrical conductivity. At room temperature, the density of scandium metal is 2.98g/cm³, and at low temperatures, its density will increase to 3.27g/cm³. 
Scandium metal has a low abundance in nature, mainly in bauxite, calcium, and other minerals. Production mainly involves extracting Scandium from these minerals through electrolysis or calcium thermal reduction. Although Scandium is relatively low in the Earth's crust, it has high chemical activity and can form various compounds with other elements.

Product Performance of Scandium Metal Sc Metal  CAS 7440-20-2 :
The scandium metal is silver-white, generally distilling crystalline lump (meat-like) metal, and the ingot, sponge block or lens can also be button-shaped as-cast with a clean surface. It has a melting point of 1541 °C and a boiling point of 2831 °C. Scandium metal is easy to dissolve in water and can interact with hot water, making it easy to darken in the air.

Technical Parameter of Scandium Metal Sc Metal :
Product Name MF Purity Particle Size Molecular Weight Density Color
Scandium Metal Sc 99.9%- 99.999% 100 mesh 44.956 2.985 g/cm3 Silver White 

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Applications of Scandium Metal Sc Metal:

Scandium is a crucial transition metal with distinctive chemical and physical properties. It is extensively used in a variety of areas. The following are the main application areas of scandium metal: 

Steel industry: Scandium metal can be used as an alloy additive to produce alloy steel with high strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This alloy steel has been widely used in machinery manufacturing, the petrochemical industry, ocean engineering, and other fields. The addition of scandium metal can refine the alloy's grain, improve the alloy's tensile strength and yield strength, and improve the toughness and corrosion resistance. 

Aerospace field: Scandium metal can be used to manufacture aircraft and rocket parts because of its high strength and low-density characteristics. In aerospace, reducing weight and increasing strength are eternal themes, and the properties of scandium metal make it an ideal material choice. Scandium alloys are widely used in the structural components of aerospace spacecraft such as aircraft, rockets, and missiles, which can significantly reduce weight and improve payload and fuel efficiency. 

Electronics industry: Scandium metal can manufacture high-efficiency optoelectronic devices and tubes. Scandium has good electrical conductivity, which can improve electronic devices' electrical conductivity and stability. In addition, scandium metal can also be used to manufacture high-efficiency all-solid-state batteries to improve energy storage and use efficiency. The all-solid-state battery is a new type of battery technology with high energy density, high safety, long life, and other advantages; it is expected to replace the traditional lithium-ion battery. 

Medical field: Scandium metal can be used to manufacture medical devices and dental restoration materials. In medical devices, scandium metal can be used to manufacture surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, etc., to improve the performance and accuracy of equipment. In dental repair, scandium metal can manufacture dental implants and orthotics, etc., to provide safer and more comfortable repair effects. 

Emerging fields: With the continuous progress of science and technology and the continuous expansion of application fields, the application range of scandium metal is also expanding. In recent years, the research and application of scandium metal in energy, environmental protection, medicine, and other fields have gradually attracted attention. For example, scandium metal can make high-efficiency solar and fuel cells, promoting renewable energy development. In environmental protection, scandium metal can be used to remove harmful substances in water bodies and improve the efficiency and effect of water treatment. In medicine, scandium metal can be used in drug and gene therapy to achieve accurate drug delivery and treatment.

Production Method of Scandium Metal Sc Metal :

There are three main production methods of scandium metal: vacuum distillation, molten salt electrolysis, and metal thermal reduction. 

Vacuum distillation method: This method is in a vacuum environment; through heating and distillation, scandium elements in Scandium containing raw materials are separated. The steps include putting the scandium-containing raw material into the distillation furnace at high temperatures, distilling it several times under vacuum conditions, and finally obtaining high-purity scandium metal. The advantages of this method are high purification degree and high purity scandium metal can be obtained. Still, the production efficiency is low, and it isn't easy to meet the needs of large-scale production. 

The molten salt electrolysis method uses scandium-containing raw materials at high temperatures, melting through electrolysis to separate scandium elements from the molten raw materials. The steps include melting the scandium-containing raw material into the electrolytic cell, adding the electrolyte, reducing the scandium element by electricity, and finally obtaining scandium metal. The advantages of this method are high production efficiency and suitability for large-scale production, but the obtained scandium metal has low purity and needs to be further purified. 

The thermal metal reduction method uses a reaction to reduce scandium-containing oxides to scandium metal. The steps include the reaction of scandium-containing oxides with calcium or barium metal at high temperatures to produce scandium metal and corresponding calcium or barium oxides, and finally, scandium metal. The advantage of this method is that the production efficiency is high, and the purity of scandium metal obtained is also high. Still, impurities may be introduced in the reaction process, affecting the purity of the final product. 

It should be noted that the above three methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and the specific choice of production methods depends on factors such as production scale, product purity requirements, and raw material characteristics. In addition, in the production process of scandium metal, it is also necessary to pay attention to environmental protection and safety production.

Storage Condition of Scandium Metal Sc Metal :
The damp reunion will affect Sc metal dispersion performance and using effects, therefore, scandium metal should be sealed in vacuum packing and stored in a cool and dry room, the scandium metal can not be exposure to air. In addition, the scandium metal should be avoided under stress.

Packing & Shipping of Scandium Metal Sc Metal :
It is packed in double plastic bags inside, which can be filled with argon in a vacuum; it can be vacuumed and filled with argon for protection.
Scandium metal Sc metal packing: vacuum packing, 100g, 500g or 1kg/bag, 25kg/barrel, or as your request.
Scandium metal Sc metal shipping: could be shipped out by sea, by air, by express as soon as possible once payment rece

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Scandium Metal Properties

Other Names N/A
CAS No. 7440-20-2
Compound Formula Sc
Molecular Weight 44.96
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 1541℃
Boiling Point 2830℃
Density 2985 kg/m3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Electrical Resistivity 61.0 microhm-cm @ 22 °C
Poisson's Ratio 0.279
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.158 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Thermal Expansion (25 °C) 10.2 µm·m-1·K-1
Vickers Hardness N/A
Young's Modulus 74.4 GPa

Scandium Metal Health & Safety Information

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Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information NONH
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