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About Acetylacetonates

Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)

Acetylacetonates are coordination complexes derived from acetylacetone and metal salts, most often salts of transition metals. These compounds allow many metal ions to be soluble in organic solvent, in contrast to most metal salts. This allows them to be used as catalyst precursors and reagents in reactions which occur in organic phase in chemical synthesis.

Acetylacetonates are frequently used as shift reagents in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a research and analysis technique that exploits magnetic properties of atomic nuclei to provide detailed information about a chemical substance. Additionally, some acetylacetonates can be used as precursors for deposition of thin films using metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) or atomic layer epitaxy (ALE). Aluminum acetylacetonate has been used in MOCVD way to deposit films of crystalline aluminum oxide, while ALE can be used to deposit gallium oxide from gallium acetylactetonate. The latter compound can also be used as a precursor to catalytic growth of gallium nitride nanostructures.

Acetylacetonates Products

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of acetylacetonate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its acetylacetonates products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

  • Sudipta Chatterjee, Sutanuva Mandal, Sucheta Joy, Chen-Hsiung Hung, Sreebrata Goswami, ortho-Carom–N bond fusion in aniline associated with electrophilic chlorination reactions at ruthenium(III) coordinated acetylacetonates, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 374, Issue 1, 1 August 2011
  • János Madarász, Shoji Kaneko, Masayuki Okuya, György Pokol, Comparative evolved gas analyses of crystalline and amorphous titanium(IV)oxo-hydroxo-acetylacetonates by TG-FTIR and TG/DTA-MS, Thermochimica Acta, Volume 489, Issues 1–2, 20 May 2009
  • Satoshi Yoda, Yoko Mizuno, Takeshi Furuya, Yoshihiro Takebayashi, Katsuto Otake, Tomoya Tsuji, Toshihiko Hiaki, Solubility measurements of noble metal acetylacetonates in supercritical carbon dioxide by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Volume 44, Issue 2, March 2008
  • M. Aslam Siddiqi, Rehan A. Siddiqui, Burak Atakan, Thermal stability, sublimation pressures and diffusion coefficients of some metal acetylacetonates, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 201, Issues 22–23, 25 September 2007
  • María R. Pedrosa, Jaime Escribano, Rafael Aguado, Virginia Díez, Roberto Sanz, Francisco J. Arnáiz, Dinuclear oxomolybdenum(VI) acetylacetonates: Crystal and molecular structure of Mo2O5(acac)2L2 (L = D2O, DMF), Polyhedron, Volume 26, Issue 14, 31 August 2007
  • S.V. Samoilenkov, M.A. Stefan, G. Wahl, MOCVD of thick YSZ coatings using acetylacetonates, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 192, Issue 1, 1 March 2005
  • Thomas Behrsing, Alan M Bond, Glen B Deacon, Craig M Forsyth, Maria Forsyth, Kalpana J Kamble, Brian W Skelton, Allan H White, Cerium acetylacetonates—new aspects, including the lamellar clathrate [Ce(acac)4]·10H2O, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 352, 6 August 2003
  • R Leboda, J Skubiszewska-Zieba, J Rynkowski, Preparation and porous structure of carbon–silica adsorbents obtained on the basis of Ti, Co, Ni, Cr, Zn and Zr acetylacetonates and acetylacetone, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 174, Issue 3, 1 December 2000
  • V.M. Gun'ko, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zi?ba, J. Rynkowski, Silica Gel Modified Due to Pyrolysis of Acetylacetone and Metal (Ti, Cr, Co, Ni, Zn, Zr) Acetylacetonates, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 231, Issue 1, 1 November 2000
  • V.G Isakova, I.A Baidina, N.B Morozova, I.K Igumenov, ?-Halogenated iridium(III) acetylacetonates, Polyhedron, Volume 19, Issue 9, 15 May 2000