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American Elements announced today the commercial availability of a new nanotechnology material-nanoscale platinum metal particles.

American Elements Announces P-MITE™ Line of Platinum Nanoparticles for Catalyst Applications

Los Angeles, CA | Posted on October 3rd, 2007

American Elements announced today the commercial availability of a new nanotechnology material-nanoscale platinum metal particles. Marketed under the trade name "P-MITE™", this uniformly-sized nanocrystal is available with diameters from 10 to 200 nm. The nanopowder is 99+% pure and available uncoated, for use in aqueous mediums, and coated for uses with organic solvents. Among the benefits of this application of nanotechnology is the creation of reactive surface area as high as 45 (m 2 /g) square meters per gram of nanopowder. The nanoparticles are available in both dispersion and dry powder form.

The combination of small particle size, ultra high surface area, and platinum's inherent catalytic properties makes this new nanomaterial an excellent next generation candidate for numerous high technologies, including in low platinum automotive catalyst formulations and single-nanotechnology research. P-MITE™ is also suitable for applications in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, chemical reaction catalysts, and electronics. For detailed product information on the uses and applications of P-MITE™, see

For further technical and pricing information on the full line of Nanotechnology products from American Elements, please contact your local American Elements distributor or American Elements U.S. corporate headquarters at (1)310-208-0551, FAX (1)310-208-0351. American Elements is world's largest supplier of nanoparticle and nanopowder products with distribution offices in Europe, Asia and South America.


About American Elements
American Elements is the world leader in materials science know-how. The American Elements website has been a source for academic investigation and research for over a decade. Our fundamental expertise in the properties, applications, and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced and engineered materials, including ultra high purity refining (99.9999%) and nanotechnology (Mono Atomic Elements) scales Roll 33 - 24.jpg (151797 bytes)allows us to meet the informational and materials needs of national laboratories, universities, institutes and our customers in a wide variety of industry groups, including energy, electronics, aerospace, automotive, optics, and pharma/cosmetics. We offer technical information and manufactured products for over 3,000 elemental metal, metallic compound, ceramic and crystalline catalog items and numerous customer proprietary formulations from our facilities in the United States and China and offices in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Brazil. Our operations are fully staffed and equipped to bulk manufacture the advanced elements in virtually every purity and physical morphology that nature and current technology commercially allow, including the entire rare earth series, ultra high purity forms of most metals, complex single phase doped structures using either co-precipitation or calcination/re-crystallization processes, macro, meso and nanoscale powders with highly specific particle distributions, shapes and surface areas and custom grown single and polycrystalline crystal of the III-V and II-VI compounds with special orientations, purities and dopants.

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American Elements
1093 Broxton Ave. Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: 310-208-0551
Fax: 310-208-0351

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