PA(protactinium) Price Trends

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Procurement Resource provides prices of PA (Protactinium) for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About PA (Protactinium)

PA (Protactinium), a silvery-gray substance, is a chemical element with atomic number 91. It is a dense, actinide metal that forms various chemical compounds as it readily reacts with oxygen, water vapour and inorganic acids. It is usually found in +5 oxidation state, among +4, +3 and +2 states. It is not present in the Earth's crust in abundance like many other metals. It is being studied for various research purposes owing to its high radioactivity.  

Chemical Formula:

  • Pa

Synonyms:

  • 7440-13-3
  • Protactinium (PA)

Industrial Uses

  • Scientific research

Production Processes

  • Production of PA (Protactinium) via Nuclear Fission; and via Reduction

In order to produce PA (Protactinium), the reduction process of its fluoride is carried out. In this process, calcium, lithium or barium is used to reduce the fluoride (protactinium tetrafluoride or protactinium pentafluoride) at a temperature of 1300–1400 °C, thus, producing PA (Protactinium) metal.

Supplier Database

  • American Elements
  • Lenntech B.V.

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).