Barium Acetylacetonate

CAS 12084-29-6

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(2N) 99% Barium Acetylacetonate BA-ACAC-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Barium Acetylacetonate BA-ACAC-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Barium Acetylacetonate BA-ACAC-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Barium Acetylacetonate BA-ACAC-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name SMILES
Ba(CH3COCHCOCH3)2 • xH2O 12084-29-6 24860607 5486157 MFCD00150161 235-151-3 barium(2+); (Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate [Ba+2].O=C

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C10H14BaO4 335.53 White to off-white powder N/A 335.994456 335.994456 0 Safety Data Sheet

Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Barium Acetylacetonate is a Barium source that is soluble in organic solvents as an organometallic compound (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic Acetylacetonate Packaging, Lab Quantitycompounds). 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. Barium 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. 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.

Barium (Ba) and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolBarium (atomic symbol: Ba, atomic number: 56) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 137.27. The number of electrons in each of barium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 6s2. Barium Bohr ModelBarium is a member of the alkaline-earth metals. The barium atom has a radius of 222 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 268 pm. Barium was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1772 and first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1808. Elemental Barium In its elemental form, barium is a soft, silvery-gray metal. Industrial applications for barium include acting as a "getterer," or unwanted gas remover, for vacuum tubes, and as an additive to steel and cast iron. Barium is also alloyed with silicon and aluminum as load-bearing alloys. The main commercial source of barium is the mineral barite (BaSO4); it does not occur naturally as a free element . The name barium is derived from the Greek word "barys," meaning heavy. For more information on barium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of barium products, visit the Barium Information Center.

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Barium 2,4-pentanedionate, Barium bis[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate], Ba(acac)2, 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, barium salt, (3Z)- (2:1),Bis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')barium

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Recent Research & Development for Barium

  • Ningning Dai, Zhenhua Wang, Taizhi Jiang, Jie Feng, Wang Sun, Jinshuo Qiao, David Rooney, Kening Sun, A new family of barium-doped Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6−δ perovskites for application in intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Yong Li, Pei-Chen Su, Lai Mun Wong, Shijie Wang, Chemical stability study of nanoscale thin film yttria-doped barium cerate electrolyte for micro solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
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  • Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti, Matthias Burgener, Manuela Stir, Jürg Hulliger, Barium hydrogen phosphate/gelatin composites versus gelatin-free barium hydrogen phosphate: Synthesis and characterization of properties, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 431, 1 October 2014
  • A. Friederich, C. Kohler, M. Nikfalazar, A. Wiens, M. Sazegar, R. Jakoby, W. Bauer, J.R. Binder, Microstructure and microwave properties of inkjet printed barium strontium titanate thick-films for tunable microwave devices, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 12, October 2014
  • Tatjana S. Pochekutova, Vyacheslav K. Khamylov, Sergey Yu. Ketkov, Georgy K. Fukin, Nadia M. Khamaletdinova, Boris I. Petrov, Olga V. Kuznetsova, Synthesis, X-ray investigation and DFT calculations of solvated barium β-diketonate complexes with 18-dibenzocrown-6: [Ba(pta)2(18DBC6)](C6H5CH3)2 and [Ba(pta)2(18DBC6)](CH2Cl2) (pta = 1,1,1-trifluoro-5,5-dimethylhexanedionato-2,4; 18DBC6 = 18-dibenzocrown-6), Polyhedron, Volume 79, 5 September 2014
  • José Pedro Rino, An interaction potential for barium sulfide: A molecular dynamics study, Computational Materials Science, Volume 92, September 2014
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Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

  • High performance polymer solar cells with as-prepared zirconium acetylacetonate film as cathode buffer layer. Tan Z, Li S, Wang F, Qian D, Lin J, Hou J, Li Y. Sci Rep. 2014.
  • Design of Layered Silicate by Grafting with Metal Acetylacetonate for High Activity and Chemoselectivity in Photooxidation of Cyclohexane. Tsunoji N, Ide Y, Yagenji Y, Sadakane M, Sano T. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014.
  • Binary Diffusion Coefficients of Platinum(II) Acetylacetonate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Kong CY, Siratori T, Wang G, Sako T, Funazukuri T. J Chem Eng Data.
  • A novel drug "copper acetylacetonate" loaded in folic acid-tagged chitosan nanoparticle for efficient cancer cell targeting. Pramanik A, Laha D, Pramanik P, Karmakar P. J Drug Target. 2014 Jan.
  • An Oxygen-Chelate Complex, Palladium Bis-acetylacetonate, Induces Apoptosis in H460 Cells via Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway Rather than Interacting with DNA. Wang Y, Hu J, Cai Y, Xu S, Weng B, Peng K, Wei X, Wei T, Zhou H, Li X, Liang G. J Med Chem. 2013 Dec.
  • Synthesis, characterization and cell viability test of six vanadyl complexes with acetylacetonate derivatives. Sgarbossa S, Diana E, Marabello D, Deagostino A, Cadamuro S, Barge A, Laurenti E, Gallicchio M, Boscaro V, Ghibaudi E. J Inorg Biochem. 2013 Nov
  • A novel drug "copper acetylacetonate" loaded in folic acid-tagged chitosan nanoparticle for efficient cancer cell targeting. Pramanik A, Laha D, Pramanik P, Karmakar P. J Drug Target. 2013 Aug 29.
  • Correction to Gadolinium Acetylacetonate Tetraphenyl Monoporphyrinate Complex and Some of Its Derivatives: EXAFS Study and Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Agondanou JH, Nicolis I, Curis E, Purans J, Spyroulias GA, Coutsolelos AG, Bénazeth S. Inorg Chem. 2013 Oct.
  • Ligand-interchange reactions between M(IV) (M = Ti, V) oxide bis-acetylacetonates and halides of high-valent group 4 and 5 metals. A synthetic and electrochemical study. Funaioli T, Marchetti F, Pampaloni G, Zacchini S. Dalton Trans. 2013 Oct.
  • Vanadyl acetylacetonate upregulates PPARy and adiponectin expression in differentiated rat adipocytes. Wu Y, Huang M, Zhao P, Yang X. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2013 Aug.
  • Enhancing the Deperoxidation Activity of Cobalt(II)Acetylacetonate by the Addition of Octanoic Acid. Spier E, Hermans I. Chemphyschem. 2013 Jul 24.
  • Synthesis, characterization and cell viability test of six vanadyl complexes with acetylacetonate derivatives. Sgarbossa S, Diana E, Marabello D, Deagostino A, Cadamuro S, Barge A, Laurenti E, Gallicchio M, Boscaro V, Ghibaudi E. J Inorg Biochem. 2013 Jul.
  • Single-molecule magnetism in three related {Co(III)2Dy(III)2}-acetylacetonate complexes with multiple relaxation mechanisms. Langley SK, Chilton NF, Moubaraki B, Murray KS. Inorg Chem. 2013.
  • Antitumor efficacy and tolerability of systemically administered gallium acetylacetonate-loaded gelucire-stabilized nanoparticles. Wehrung D, Bi L, Geldenhuys WJ, Oyewumi MO. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2013 Jun.
  • Oxidatively induced P-O bond formation through reductive coupling between phosphido and acetylacetonate, 8-hydroxyquinolinate, and picolinate groups. Arias A, Forniés J, Fortuño C, Martín A, Mastrorilli P, Todisco S, Latronico M, Gallo V. Inorg Chem. 2013 May.
  • Intratumoral administration of holmium-166 acetylacetonate microspheres: antitumor efficacy and feasibility of multimodality imaging in renal cancer. Bult W, Kroeze SG, Elschot M, Seevinck PR, Beekman FJ, de Jong HW, Uges DR, Kosterink JG, Luijten PR, Hennink WE, van het Schip AD, Bosch JL, Nijsen JF, Jans JJ. PLoS One. 2013 Jan.
  • Revisiting the molecular roots of a ubiquitously successful synthesis: nickel(0) nanoparticles by reduction of [Ni(acetylacetonate)2]. Carenco S, Labouille S, Bouchonnet S, Boissière C, Le Goff XF, Sanchez C, Mézailles N. Chemistry.
  • Effect of magnesium acetylacetonate on the signal of organic forms of vanadium in graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Kowalewska Z, Welz B, Castilho IN, Carasek E. Talanta.
  • Shedding light on unusual photophysical properties of bis-cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes containing 2,5-diaryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole-based and acetylacetonate ligands. Godefroid G, Su J, Qu X, Liu Y, Si Y, Shang X, Wu Z. Dalton Trans.
  • Microbrachytherapy using holmium-166 acetylacetonate microspheres: a pilot study in a spontaneous cancer animal model. Bult W, Vente MA, Vandermeulen E, Gielen I, Seevinck PR, Saunders J, van Het Schip AD, Bakker CJ, Krijger GC, Peremans K, Nijsen JF. Brachytherapy.