Cadmium sulfide

powder, 99.995% trace metals basis

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99.995% trace metals basis



mol wt

Mw 144.5 g/mol(lit.)

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: cadmium


−1750 °C (at a pressure of 100 bar) (lit.)


H2O: insoluble(lit.)


4.82 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Natural occurrence: hawleyite (structural type of sphalerite) and greenockite (structural type of wurtzite)


CdS nanowires were synthesized from CdS powder.
Applications: pigment in the chemical industry; photoresistors; optical-electronic pairs, photodiodes, solar batteries; phosphors. Single crystals of cadmium sulfide are used for the preparation of optical devices operating in the infrared regaion of spectrum. Cadmium sulfide is a direct band gap semiconductor with a band gap band from 2.42 to 2.57 eV.


20 g in poly bottle
Packaged in poly bottles

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UN 3077 9 / PGIII

WGK Germany


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Assembly and force measurement with SPM-like probes in holographic optical tweezers.
Ikin L, et al.
New Journal of Physics, 11(2) (2009)
Mark P Hendricks et al.
ACS nano, 6(11), 10054-10062 (2012-10-10)
We describe the synthesis of cadmium bis(diphenyldithiophosphinate) (Cd(S(2)PPh(2))(2)) from secondary phosphine sulfides and its conversion to cadmium sulfide nanocrystals. Heating Cd(S(2)PPh(2))(2) and cadmium tetradecanoate (≥4 equiv) to 240 °C results in complete conversion of Cd(S(2)PPh(2))(2) to cadmium sulfide nanocrystals with...
Huan-Wei Tseng et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(9), 3383-3386 (2013-02-15)
We describe the charge transfer interactions between photoexcited CdS nanorods and mononuclear water oxidation catalysts derived from the [Ru(bpy)(tpy)Cl](+) parent structure. Upon excitation, hole transfer from CdS oxidizes the catalyst (Ru(2+) → Ru(3+)) on a 100 ps to 1 ns...
Jianjun Tian et al.
Nanoscale, 5(3), 936-943 (2012-11-21)
Photoelectrode made of nanocable structure of ZnO nanorods (NR) coated with TiO(2) nanosheets (NSs) was investigated for CdS/CdSe quantum dot co-sensitized solar cells. ZnO NRs prepared solution reaction at 60 °C served as the backbone for direct electron transport in...
Shaoping Lv et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 772, 26-32 (2013-04-02)
The electrochemical detection of cell lines of MCF-7 (human breast cancer) has been reported, using magnetic beads for the separation tool and high-affinity DNA aptamers for signal recognition. The high specificity was obtained by using the magnetic beads and aptamers...

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