Indium Hydroxide (In(OH)3) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties


Nanoparticles research is an area of immense activity. Several new applications are based on the properties of nanoparticles.

This article discusses the properties and applications of indium hydroxide nanoparticles. Indium is a Block P, Period 5 element, hydrogen is a Block S, Period 1 element, and oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.

The morphology of indium hydroxide nanoparticles is spherical or faceted, and they appear as a white powder. Indium hydroxide nanoparticles are graded as an irritant.

Chemical Properties

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

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol In(OH)3
CAS No. 20661-21-6
Group Indium 13
Hydrogen 1
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Indium [Kr] 4d10 5s2
Hydrogen 1s1
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Indium 69.3
Hydrogen 1.8
Oxygen 28.9

Physical Properties

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

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 4.45 g/cm3 0.160 lb/in3
Molar mass 165.84 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

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

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 150 °C 302°F

Source: AZoNano


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