( solid )
High purity samples of the
element Cesium (sometimes spelled Caesium) atomic number 55.
ideal for element collectors of those conducting experiments/producing
compounds & alloys with pure Cesium metal. Cesium is one of the most reactive metals
known to man - it will ignite upon exposure to air or water. For
protection, our Cesium samples are sealed in glass ampoules under Argon
As its melting temperature is only 83°F, it will become liquid on
warm days or just by holding the vial in your hand for a short time.
Pure Cesium metal has been used as a propellant in ion spacecraft engines
and in vacuum tubes.
Sealed glass ampules contain 10 grams of pure Cesium metal.
Use safety precautions
(wear eye protection and gloves) when working with Cesium metal.
Violently/explosively reacts with water and may ignite on contact with
air. Causes severe burns on contact with body tissue. Requires an adult signature upon delivery.
( Material Safety Data Sheet )