Europium Acetylacetonate

CAS 14284-86-7

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

Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name SMILES
Eu(C5H7O2)3 14284-86-7 14455607 MFCD00192170 238-185-7 europium(3+); (Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate CC(=CC(=O)C)

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

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C15H21EuO6 449.29 N/A 187-189°C N/A N/A 450.055044 450.055044 0 Safety Data Sheet

Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Europium Acetylacetonate is a Europium 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. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity forms may be considered. Europium 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. Europium is utilized primarily for its unique luminescent behavior. Its luminesence is also valuable in medical, surgical and biochemical applications.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.

Europium Bohr ModelEuropium Element SymbolEuropium (atomic symbol: Eu, atomic number: 63)is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 151.964. The number of electrons in each of Europium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 25, 8, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f7 6s2. The europium atom has an atomic radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 233 pm. Europium was discovered by Eugène-Anatole Demarçay in 1896, however, he did not isolate it until 1901. Europium was named after the continent of Europe.Elemental Europium Picture Europium is a member of the rare earth series of metals; in its elemental form, it has a silvery-white appearance but it is rarely found without oxide discoloration. Europium is found in many minerals including bastnasite, monazite, xenotime and loparite. It is not found in nature as a free element. For more information on europium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of europium products, visit the Europium Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
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Risk Codes 36/37/38
Safety Precautions 26-36/37
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Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)

Eu(acac)3; Europium tris(acetylacetonate); tris(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')europium; Europium(3+) (2E)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate (2Z)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate (1:2:1); Europium(3+) tris[(2E)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate]; Europium(3+) tris[(2Z)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate]; Europium(3+) tris(4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate); 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, europium(3+) salt, (3Z)- (3:1)

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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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Recent Research & Development for Europium

  • Jitao Lu, Liang Zhou, Qingguo Meng, Haiyan Sui, Yi Li, Xishi Tai, Self-assembly of sandwich-type (phthalocyaninato)(porphyrinato) europium double-decker complexes: Effects of hydrogen bonding on intermolecular stacking mode and morphology of self-assembled nanostructures, Dyes and Pigments, Volume 113, February 2015
  • J.R. Jayaramaiah, B.N. Lakshminarasappa, K.R. Nagabhushana, Luminescence performance of europium-doped yttrium oxide thin films, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 157, January 2015
  • Yinfeng Zhai, Hongde Xie, Peiqing Cai, Hyo Jin Seo, A luminescent inorganic–organic hybrid material containing the europium(III) complex with high thermal stability, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 157, January 2015
  • Vuong-Hung Pham, Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Luminescence of europium doped silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite nanobiophosphor via a coprecipitation method, Materials Letters, Volume 136, 1 December 2014
  • Dunjia Wang, Yan Pi, Hua Liu, Xianhong Wei, Yanjun Hu, Jing Zheng, Synthesis and spectroscopic behavior of highly luminescent trinuclear europium complexes with tris-β-diketone ligand, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 613, 15 November 2014
  • Yahong Jin, Yihua Hu, Yinrong Fu, Zhongfei Mu, Guifang Ju, Reversible white and light gray photochromism in europium doped Zn2GeO4, Materials Letters, Volume 134, 1 November 2014
  • A. Bandyopadhyay, A.K. Deb, S. Kobayashi, K. Yoshimura, P.K. Chakrabarti, Room temperature ferromagnetism in Fe-doped europium oxide (Eu1.90Fe0.10O3−δ), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 611, 25 October 2014
  • Sébastien Cahen, Hania Rida, Pascal Berger, Mélissa Fauchard, Philippe Lagrange, Jean-François Marêché, Claire Hérold, Graphite–lithium–europium system: Modulation of the structural and physical properties of the lamellar phases as a consequence of their chemical composition, Carbon, Volume 77, October 2014
  • Li-Juan Han, Ya-Jie Kong, Ning Sheng, Xing-Ling Jiang, A new europium fluorous metal–organic framework with pentafluorobenzoate and 1,10-phenanthroline ligands: Synthesis, structure and luminescent properties, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, Volume 166, October 2014
  • Vesna Đorđević, Željka Antić, Vesna Lojpur, Miroslav D. Dramićanin, Europium-doped nanocrystalline Y2O3−La2O3 solid solutions with bixbyite structure, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 75, Issue 10, October 2014

Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

  • Elizaveta P. Shestakova, Yuri S. Varshavsky, Victor N. Khrustalev, Galina L. Starova, Sergei N. Smirnov, Rhodium(III) cationic methyl complexes containing dimethylformamide ligand, cis-[Rh(β-diket)(PPh3)2(CH3)(DMF)][BPh4] (β-diket = acetylacetonate or benzoylacetonate), in comparison with their acetonitrile analogs, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Available online 7 October 2014
  • Debraj Dhar Purkayastha, Bedabrat Sarma, Chira R. Bhattacharjee, Surfactant controlled low-temperature thermal decomposition route to zinc oxide nanorods from zinc(II) acetylacetonate monohydrate, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 154, October 2014
  • L. Castañeda, A. Maldonado, J. Vega Pérez, M. de la L. Olvera, C. Torres-Torres, Electrical and optical properties of nanostructured indium doped zinc oxide thin films deposited by ultrasonic chemical spray technique, starting from zinc acetylacetonate and indium chloride, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 26, October 2014
  • Mei Ling Chua, Youchang Xiao, Tai-Shung Chung, Using iron (III) acetylacetonate as both a cross-linker and micropore former to develop polyimide membranes with enhanced gas separation performance, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 133, 8 September 2014
  • Željka Petrović, Mira Ristić, Svetozar Musić, Development of ZnO microstructures produced by rapid hydrolysis of zinc acetylacetonate, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 7, Part B, August 2014
  • Fengzhu Lv, Liling Fu, Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Genggeng Qi, Preparation of γ-Fe2O3/SiO2-capsule composites capable of using as drug delivery and magnetic targeting system from hydrophobic iron acetylacetonate and hydrophilic SiO2-capsule, Solid State Sciences, Volume 34, August 2014
  • Qiuli Yang, Xin Tan, Sujuan Wang, Jianyong Zhang, Liuping Chen, Jie-Peng Zhang, Cheng-Yong Su, Porous organic–inorganic hybrid aerogels based on bridging acetylacetonate, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 187, 15 March 2014
  • M. Srinidhi Raghavan, Piyush Jaiswal, Nalini G. Sundaram, S.A. Shivashankar, A composition-dependent “re-entrant” crystallographic phase transition in the substitutional metal acetylacetonate complex (Cr1−xGax)(acac)3, Polyhedron, Volume 70, 9 March 2014
  • Sandra A. De Pascali, Antonella Muscella, Carla Vetrugno, Santo Marsigliante, Francesco Paolo Fanizzi, Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity of novel Pt(II) κ2O,O′-acetylacetonate complexes with nitrogen ligands, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 412, 1 March 2014
  • Dmitry S. Suslov, Mikhail V. Bykov, Marina V. Belova, Pavel A. Abramov, Vitaly S. Tkach, Palladium(II)–acetylacetonate complexes containing phosphine and diphosphine ligands and their catalytic activities in telomerization of 1,3-dienes with diethylamine, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 752, 15 February 2014