Cadmium Sulfide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cadmium Sulfide Properties

Cadmium Sulfide

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Cadmium sulfide is an inorganic compound. It occurs in nature with two different crystal structures as the rare minerals greenockite and hawleyite, but is more prevalent as an impurity substituent in the similarly structured zinc ores sphalerite and wurtzite, which are the major economic sources of cadmium. As a compound that is easy to isolate and purify, it is the principal source of cadmium for all commercial applications. It is mainly used as a pigment. Cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide are used in manufacturing of photoresistors sensitive to visible and near infrared light. In thin-film form, cadmium sulfide can be combined with other layers for use in certain types of solar cells. It was also one of the first semiconductor materials to be used for thin-film transistors (TFTs). However interest in compound semiconductors for TFTs largely waned after the emergence of amorphous silicon technology in the late 1970s. It is also used as chemical raw material for glass and ceramic industry.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow-Orange Solid
Boiling Point 980 °C
CAS Number 1306-23-6
ChEBI 50833
Crystal Structure Hexagonal, Cubic
Density 4.82 g/cm3
EINECS Number 215-147-8
IUPAC Name Cadmium Sulfide
InChI 1S/Cd.S/q+2;-2
Melting Point 1750 °C
Molar Mass 144.48 g/mol
Molecular Formula CdS
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Zinc Sulfide;Mercury Sulfide
RTECS Number EV3150000
Refractive 2.51
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Cadmium(II) Sulfide;Greenockite;Hawleyite;Cadmium Sulfide;Cadmiumsulfide;Cadmium Golden 366;Cadmium Yellow 10G conc;Cadmium Yellow Conc. Deep;Cadmium Yellow OZ Dark;Cadmium Yellow Primrose 47-4100;Cadmium Sulfide Yellow;Cadmopur Golden Yellow N;Capsebon;FerroLemon Yellow;Ferro Yellow;PC 108;Primrose 1466;Reckitt Yellow 12;Sicotherm Yellow L 1001;Cadmium Yellow;CI Pigment Yellow 37 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X