Cadmium oxide

Availability

Special and quality requirements for oxide of cadmium, cadmium(ii) oxide, cadmium monoxide, cadmiumfume. are available upon request: cadmium oxide is normally available in various concentrations.

Formula

CdO

CAS Registry Number

1306-19-0

Ask now for a quotation

Cadmium oxide

Distributor of oxide of cadmium, cadmium(ii) oxide, cadmium monoxide, cadmiumfume.

Description

Cadmium oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula CdO. It is one of the main precursors to other cadmium compounds. It crystallizes in a cubic rocksalt lattice like sodium chloride, with octahedral cation and anion centers. It occurs naturally as the rare mineral monteponite. Cadmium oxide is an n-type semiconductor with a band gap of 2.16 eV at room temperature.

Appearance

Cadmium oxide is a powder that varies from yellow to a reddish-yellow to a brownish-yellow colour.

Solubility

Cadmium oxide is insoluble in water, and in alkali solution, but it is soluble in diluted acids.

Uses

Cadmium oxide is mainly used in the ceramic industry as a pigment or as a catalyst in the dehydrogenation reactions of alcohol. Cadmium oxide is used as an additive in electrolytic baths.

Classification

Ask for safety data sheet (SDS) and contact local authorities.

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: cadmium oxide is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Oxide of cadmium, cadmium(II) oxide, cadmium monoxide, cadmiumfume.