1 kg Molecular Sieve 3A Beads,  MSE Supplies LLC

1 kg Molecular Sieve 3A Beads

  • $ 10500

Qty (kg) Price ($/kg)
1 - 4 $ 115.00
5 - 9 $ 80.50
10 - 24 $ 74.75
25 - 25+ $ 63.25

Product details:

Molecular Sieve 3A is an alkali metal alumino-silicate.  It is the potassium form of the type A crystal structure. Type 3A has an effective pore opening of about 3 angstroms (0.3 nm). This size is large enough to allow in moisture, but excludes molecules such as unsaturated hydrocarbons which can potentially form polymers; and this maximizes lifetime when dehydrating such molecules.

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Molecular Sieve Product Options and Choices: 4 to 8-mesh molecular sieves are normally used in gas phase applications, while the 8 to 12-mesh type is common in liquid phase applications. The pellet forms of the 3A, 4A, 5A and 13X sieves are suitable for specialized applications.

CAS number: 308080-99-1

Pore Size: 3 Angstroms (0.3 nm)

Shape Sphere
Chemical Formula


SKU# MS0103 MS0104
Diameter (mm) 1.7-2.5 (8~12 mesh) 3.0-5.0 (4~8 mesh)
Bulk density (g/ml) ≥0.60 ≥0.60
Abrasion ratio (%) ≤0.20 ≤0.20
Crushing strength (N) ≥40/piece ≥60/piece
Static water adsorption (%) 20 20
≥96 ≥96
Moisture (%) 1.5 1.5

- Drying of unsaturated hydrocarbons (e.g. ethylene, propylene)

- Cracked gas drying

- Drying of natural gas, if COS minimization is essential, or a minimum co-adsorption of hydrocarbons is required.

- Drying of highly polar compounds, such as methanol and ethanol

- Drying of liquid alcohol

- Static, (non-regenerative) dehydration of insulating glass units, whether air-filled or gas-filled.

Packing 1 kg/pack
Note Drying or regeneration is recommended before first use to remove the absorbed moisture and organic molecular.  Heat the molecular sieves to 175-260 °C purging with a carrier gas.