CADMIUM (Cd_OA) METAL, 99.98% Industrial grade

CAS Number: 7440-43-9

Product Number: Cd_OA-Ingot

Product Purity: 99.98% (trace metal basis) industrial grade purity


Element: Cd
Atomic Weight: 112.41
Form: ingots are available upon request
Melting point: 302.9 deg. C
Boiling point: 765 deg. C
Resistivity:7.27 micro-Ohm-cm , 22 deg. C



Mass of Cadmium, at least

Zinc, does not exceed

Lead, does not exceed

Iron, does not exceed

Copper, does not exceed

Thallium, does not exceed

Total impurities do not exceed











Cadmium is commonly used in electric batteries, pigments, coatings, and electroplating. In 2009, 86% of cadmium was used in batteries, predominantly in rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries. Cadmium electroplating, consuming 6% of the global production, is used in the aircraft industry to reduce corrosion of steel components.

Cadmium was discovered by Friedrich Strohmeyer, a German chemist, in 1817 while studying samples of calamine (ZnCO3). When heated, Strohmeyer noticed that some samples of calamine glowed with a yellow color while other samples did not. After further examination, he determined that the calamine that changed color when heated contained trace amounts of a new element. There is only one mineral that contains significant amounts of cadmium, greenockite (CdS), but it is not common enough to mine profitably. Fortunately, small amounts of cadmium are found in zinc ores and most of the cadmium produced today is obtained as a byproduct of mining and refining zinc.

Cadmium is alloyed with silver to form solder, a metal with a relatively low melting point used to join electrical components, pipes and other metallic items. Cadmium based solders must be handled with care to prevent cadmium poisoning. Cadmium alloys are also used to make low friction bearings that are highly resistant to fatigue.

Hydrated cadmium sulfate (3CdSO4-5H2O), one of cadmium's compounds, is used in a device called a Weston cell, a type of battery that produces a precise voltage used to calibrate medical and laboratory equipment. Cadmium sulfide (CdS), another cadmium compound, is a yellow powder that is used as a pigment. Other cadmium compounds are used in the phosphors of black and white television sets and in the blue and green phosphors in color television sets.

Electron Shell Configuration:


2s2 2p6

3s2 3p6 3d10

4s2 4p6 4d10



Industrial grade Cadmium ingot available with minimium purchase order of 20 metric tons.

Lots are radiologically safe. Specific radiation of Cadmium is no more than 1.10 ^-11 Ci/g.



Commodity: Cadmium ingot Cd-OA, purity 99.98% by weight.
Quantity: Minimium 20 Metric Tons



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