Aluminum Acetylacetonate

CAS 13963-57-0

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Aluminum Acetylacetonate AL-ACAC-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Aluminum Acetylacetonate AL-ACAC-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Aluminum Acetylacetonate AL-ACAC-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Aluminum Acetylacetonate AL-ACAC-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Al(CH3COCHCOCH3)3 13963-57-0 134990717 16683006 MFCD00000013 237-741-6 (Z)-4-bis[[(Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-yl]oxy]alumanyloxypent-3-en-2-one 4157942 [Al+3].O=C

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C15H21AlO6 324.31 White 190-193 °C 315 °C N/A 324.115352 324.115352 0 Safety Data Sheet

Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Aluminum Acetylacetonate is an Aluminum source that is soluble in organic solvents as an organometallic compound (also known as metalorganic, Acetylacetonate Packaging, Lab Quantityorgano-inorganic and metallo-organic compounds). It is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity forms may be considered. The high purity acetylacetonate anion complexes by bonding each oxygen atom to the metallic cation to form a chelate ring; because of this property, acetylacetonates are commonly used in various catalysts and catalytic reagents for organic synthesis, including the fabrication of various shapes of carbon nanostructures (as demonstrated by a 2013 experiment by researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden) via the use of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and laser evaporation techniques. Aluminum Acetylacetonate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic compounds) sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Similar results can sometimes also be achieved with Nanoparticles (also see Nanotechnology and Quantum Dots) and by thin film deposition. Note American Elements additionally supplies many materials as solutions. The numerous commercial applications for Aluminum include the coating of telescope mirrors and the construction of modern aircrafts and rockets. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Aluminum (Al) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolAluminum, also known as Aluminium, (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element.Aluminum Bohr ModelAluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metallic metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental Aluminum Although it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827. For more information on aluminum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of aluminum products, visit the Aluminum Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300-H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes T
Risk Codes 25-36/37/38
Safety Precautions 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number BD2230000
Transport Information UN 3467 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Skull and Crossbones-Acute Toxicity         

Aluminum 2,4-pentanedionate; Aluminum tris[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate]; Tris(acetylacetonato)aluminum(III); Al(acac)3; 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, aluminum salt, (3Z)- (3:1); aluminium, tris(pentane-2,4-dionato); Aluminum(III) acetylacetonate

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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