Indium: isotope data

Indium has two stable isotopes and one of them, In-113, is used for the production of radioisotopes. In-113 is used for the production of Sn-113 and can also be used for the production of the medical radioisotope In-110, although the most common production route for that radioisotope is via Cd-110.

Naturally occurring isotopes

This table shows information about naturally occuring isotopes, their atomic masses, their natural abundances, their nuclear spins, and their magnetic moments. Further data for radioisotopes (radioactive isotopes) of indium are listed (including any which occur naturally) below.
Isotope Mass / Da Natural abundance (atom %) Nuclear spin (I) Magnetic moment (μ/μN)
113In 112.904061 (4) 4.29 (5) 9/2 5.5289
115In 114.903882 (4) 95.71 (5) 9/2 5.5408

In the above, the most intense ion is set to 100% since this corresponds best to the output from a mass spectrometer. This is not to be confused with the relative percentage isotope abundances which totals 100% for all the naturally occurring isotopes.

Radiosotope data

Further data for naturally occuring isotopes of indium are listed above. This table gives information about some radiosotopes of indium, their masses, their half-lives, their modes of decay, their nuclear spins, and their nuclear magnetic moments.
Isotope Mass / Da Half-life Mode of decay Nuclear spin Nuclear magnetic moment
109In 108.90715 4.2 h EC to 109Cd 9/2 5.54
110In 109.90717 1.15 h EC to 110Cd 2 4.37
111In 110.90511 2.8049 d EC to 111Cd 9/2 5.50
112In 111.90553 14.4 m EC to 112Cd; β- to 112Sn 1 2.82
114In 114.904918 1.198 m EC to 114Cd; β- to 114Sn 1 2.82
115In 116.903879 4.4 x 1014 y β- to 115Sn 9/2 5.541

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  1. Naturally occurring isotope abundances: Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances report for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in Isotopic Compositions of the Elements 1989, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1998, 70, 217. [Copyright 1998 IUPAC]
  2. For further information about radioisotopes see Jonghwa Chang's (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) Table of the Nuclides
  3. Masses, nuclear spins, and magnetic moments: I. Mills, T. Cvitas, K. Homann, N. Kallay, and K. Kuchitsu in Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK, 1988. [Copyright 1988 IUPAC]

NMR Properties of indium

Common reference compound: In(NO3)3/D2O/HNO3.

Table of NMR-active nucleus propeties of indium
  Isotope 1 Isotope 2 Isotope 3
Isotope 113In 115In
Natural abundance /% 4.3 95.7
Spin (I) 9/2 9/2
Frequency relative to 1H = 100 (MHz) 21.865654 21.912525
Receptivity, DP, relative to 1H = 1.00 0.0151 0.338
Receptivity, DC, relative to 13C = 1.00 86.3 1920
Magnetogyric ratio, γ (107 rad T‑1 s-1) 5.8845 5.8972
Magnetic moment, μ (μN) 6.1124 6.1256
Nuclear quadrupole moment, Q/millibarn 759(8) 770(8)
Line width factor, 1056 l (m4) 0.047 0.049


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  2. J. Mason in Multinuclear NMR, Plenum Press, New York, USA, 1987. Where given, data for certain radioactive nuclei are from this reference.
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  4. P. Pyykkö, Mol. Phys., 2001, 99, 1617-1629.
  5. P. Pyykkö, Z. Naturforsch., 1992, 47a, 189. I am grateful to Professor Pekka Pyykkö (University of Helsinki, Finland) who provided the nuclear quadrupole moment data in this and the following two references.
  6. D.R. Lide, (ed.), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 : A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 79th edition, 1998.
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