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Chromium etchant


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Quality Level




volatiles, 85%




100 °C/1 atm


1.16 g/mL at 25 °C

General description

Chromium etchant is a chromium based solution that removes the excess metal from the substrate. These etchants are majorly used in metal finishing and electronic industry. It has an etch rate of 4 mm/s and can be used to etch nickel, copper, and chromium based excess metals.
Ceric ammonium nitrate-based etchant. Etch rate of 40 Å/sec @ room temp. Etches cleanly with only a deionized water rinse needed.


The product can etch Al, Cr, Cu, Ni, GaAs. It can surface oxidize Si, Ta/TaN, however, it has no effect on Au, Si3N4, SiO2, Ti, and W surfaces
For use at room temperature or elevated temperature. Etches cleanly, eliminating need for an intermediate rinse. Etching temperature varies with regard to film thickness. Etch times range from 15 to 60 seconds at room temperature. Note, chromium etchants should be handled in a well ventilated hood.


500 mL in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Designed for precise, clean etching of chromium and chromium oxide films. Compatible with both positive and negative photoresists. Filtered to 0.2 micron to remove particlulates.

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Ox. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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The regeneration and recycle of chromium etching solutions using concentrator cell membrane technology.
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Chemosphere, 62(5), 841-846 (2006)
Irene Dolado et al.
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Thermoelectric microconverter for energy harvesting systems.
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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 57(3), 861-867 (2010)


Negative Photoresist Procedure

Our photoresist kit was designed to have the necessary chemical components for each step in the lithographic process. The component materials are provided in pre-weighed quantities for your convenience. Etchants are available separately so that the proper etchant can be chosen for a variety of substrate choices.

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

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