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Praseodymium (Pr) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties


Nanoparticles are microparticles that have narrow size distribution and atleast one dimension between 1 and 10 nm. Nanoparticles have wide range of potential applications in electronic, optical and biomedical fields.

Praseodymium is typical of the trivalent rare earth elements. It is highly used in ceramic and glass production because of its excellent optimum reflectance.

Praseodymium nanoparticles are available in high purity, ultra high purity, passivated, coated and dispersed forms.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of praseodymium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Pr
CAS No. 7440-10-0
Group 3
Electronic configuration [Xe] 4f3 6s2

Physical Properties

The physical properties of praseodymium nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 6.64 g/cm3 0.24 lb/in3
Molar mass 140.91 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of praseodymium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 935°C 1715°F
Boiling point 3520°C 6368°F


The key applications areas of praseodymium nanoparticles are listed below:

  • Dopant in optical fibers
  • Coatings, plastics, nanowires, nanofibers and textiles.

Source: AZoNano


Date Added: Mar 29, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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