Metal Halides: Chlorides, Bromides, and Fluorides

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Below we have highlighted applications of a few of our top selling products. Check out all of our metal chlorides, metal bromides, and metal fluorides in our online catalog or contact us for a custom quote.

Bismuth (III) chloride (BiCl3) is a white crystalline solid that can be used as a precursor for the synthesis of bismuth-based nanomaterials, such as bismuth sulfide, bismuth oxide, and bismuth selenide. These nanomaterials have shown promising performance in photocatalysis, photovoltaics, and gas sensing [1].

Neodymium chloride (NdCl3) is a purple solid that can be used to produce neodymium-based magnets. Neodymium magnets are the strongest type of permanent magnets that can generate high magnetic fields. They are widely used in various devices, such as electric motors, generators, speakers, and headphones [2].

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Gallium (III) Bromide (GaBr3) is a colorless crystalline solid that is used as a precursor for the synthesis of gallium-based semiconductors, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), and gallium antimonide (GaSb). These semiconductors have wide applications in optoelectronics, electronics, and communication devices, due to their high carrier mobility, high thermal conductivity, and direct bandgap. For example, GaAs is widely used for solar cells, lasers, and transistors [3]. GaN is widely used for light-emitting diodes, lasers, and power devices [4]. GaSb is widely used for infrared detectors, lasers, and thermophotovoltaic cells [5].

Lead (II) Bromide (PbBr2) is a white crystalline solid that is used as a precursor for the synthesis of lead-based perovskite materials, which have revolutionized the field of solar cells in the past decade. Lead-based perovskites have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiencies of over 25%, surpassing the conventional silicon solar cells [6]. They also have potential applications in light-emitting diodes, photodetectors, lasers, and X-ray detectors.

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Terbium (III) Fluoride (TbF3) is a rare earth metal fluoride that has luminescent and magnetic properties. It is a white solid that can emit green light when excited by ultraviolet or blue light, making it a suitable phosphor for fluorescent lamps, LEDs, and sensors. It can also exhibit magnetocaloric effects, which means that it can change its temperature when subjected to a magnetic field. This property can be exploited for magnetic refrigeration and heat pumps. [7]

Europium Fluoride (EuF3) is another rare earth metal fluoride that has optical and magnetic properties. It is a white powder and can emit red light when excited by ultraviolet or blue light, making it a useful phosphor for displays, lamps, and scintillators. It can also act as a catalyst for the synthesis of organic fluorine compounds [8]

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[1] M. A. Malik et al., “Bismuth halides for low-temperature solution-processed solar cells,” Chem. Soc. Rev., vol. 45, no. 20, pp. 5568-5591, 2016.

[2] J.-P. Liu et al., “Nanocomposite Nd-Fe-B magnets,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., vol. 50, no. 5, p. 053001, 2017.

[3] S. Adachi et al., “Properties of gallium arsenide”, EMIS Datareviews Series No. 2, IET Digital Library, 1990.

[4] S. Nakamura et al., “The blue laser diode: GaN based light emitters and lasers”, Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.

[5] R.K. Ahrenkiel et al., “Gallium antimonide: material properties and solar cell applications”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 66, no. 1-4, pp. 27-37, 2001.

[6] NREL (2021). Best research-cell efficiencies chart [Online]. Available at: [Accessed on: October 30th 2021].

[7] J. Liu et al., “Giant magnetocaloric effect driven by structural transitions”, Nature Materials 11(6), 620-626, 2016

[8] N. Zhang et al., “Transition metal (Fe, Co, Ni) fluoride-based materials for electrochemical energy storage”, Nanoscale Horizons 4(1), 66-86, 2019