LU1126 Lutetium Metal (Lu Metal)

Catalog No. LU1126
CAS Number 7439-94-3
Density 9.84 gm/cm3
Appearance Silvery ductile metal
Molecular Formula 1652 °C

Lutetium Metal (Lu Metal) is the densest and the highest-melting rare-earth element and the last member of the lanthanide series. Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) has gained a strong reputation with research institutions and industries by providing high purity lutetium metals and compounds for more than two decades.

Related product: Lutetium Oxide

Lutetium Metal Description

Lutetium was the last natural rare earth element to be discovered. It is a silvery-white metal that is corrosion-resistant in dry air. Lutetium metal is slightly unstable in the air at standard conditions, but it easily burns at 150 °C to form lutetium oxide. Lutetium Metal (Lu Metal) is the densest and the highest-melting rare-earth element and the last member of the lanthanide series.



Lutetium Metal Specifications

Item No.


Purity (REM/TREM)


Lutetium Metal



Lutetium Metal



Lutetium Metal by distillation



Lutetium Metal Powder
-40, -100, -325 mesh or other sizes



Lutetium Metal Sputtering Target
Discs, Plates, and other shapes.


We also supply other forms upon request.


Lutetium Metal Applications

Lutetium metal is often used as catalysts in petroleum cracking in refineries and used in alkylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization applications. Some lutetium compounds also have specific uses. For example, lutetium tantalate (LuTaO4) is the densest known stable white material (density 9.81 g/cm3) and therefore is widely used in X-ray phosphors.


Lutetium Metal Packaging

Our lutetium metals are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.



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NA1137 Lutetium(III) Nitrate Hydrate (CAS No. 100641-16-5)

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LU1138 Lutetium Chloride (LuCl3) (CAS No. 10099-66-8)

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LU1139 Lutetium Fluoride (LuF3) (CAS No. 13760-81-1)

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LU1140 Lutetium Acetate ((CH3CO2)3Lu) (CAS No. 304675-59-0)

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LU1141 Lutetium(III) Carbonate Hydrate (CAS No. 64360-99-2)

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LU1148 Lutetium(III) Sulfate Octahydrate (CAS No. 13473-77-3)

LU1364 Lutetium Dihydride (LuH2)

LU1364 Lutetium Hydride (LuH2-3) (CAS No. 13598-44-2)

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LU1365 Lutetium (III) Hydride (LuH3) (CAS No. 13598-44-2)


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