Indium Acetylacetonate

CAS 14405-45-9

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

Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name SMILES
In(C5H7O2)3 14405-45-9 16687813 MFCD00013494 238-378-6 (z)-4-bis[(z)-1-methyl-

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C15H21InO6 412.15 White to light yellow powder 187-189 °C N/A N/A 412.037691 412.037691 0 Safety Data Sheet

Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Indium Acetylacetonate is a Indium 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. Indium 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 Indium include making bearing alloys, germanium transistors, rectifiers, and photoconductors. 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.

Indium (In) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolIndium (atomic symbol: In, atomic number: 49) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 114.818. The number of electrons in each of indium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 3] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p1. The indium atom has a radius of 162.6 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 193 pm. Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Theodor Richter in 1863. Indium Bohr Model It is a relatively rare, extremely soft metal is a lustrous silvery Elemental Indium gray and is both malleable and easily fusible. It has similar chemical properties to gallium such as a low melting point and the ability to wet glass. Fields such as optics and microelectronics that utilize semiconductor technology have wide uses for indium, especially in the form of Indiun Tin Oxide (ITO). Thin films of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) are used in high-performing solar cells. Indium's name is derived from the Latin word indicum meaning violet. For more information on indium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of indium products, visit the Indium Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335-H351
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 20/21/22-36/37/38-40
Safety Precautions 26-36
RTECS Number NL2025000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity Health Hazard      

Indium(III) acetylacetonate; 2,4-Pentanedione indium(III) derivative; In(acac)3; Indium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate; Indium tris[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate]; (z)-4-bis[(z)-1-methyl-3-oxobut-1-enoxy]indiganyloxypent-3-en-2-one

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Recent Research & Development for Indium

  • Chung-Hyeon Lee, Rina Pandey, Byung-Yong Wang, Won-Kook Choi, Duck-Kyun Choi, Young-Jei Oh, Nano-sized indium-free MTO/Ag/MTO transparent conducting electrode prepared by RF sputtering at room temperature for organic photovoltaic cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 132, January 2015
  • Changbai Liu, Xiao Chi, Xingyi Liu, Shenglei Wang, Comparison of ethanol sensitivity based on cobalt–indium combined oxide nanotubes and nanofibers, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 616, 15 December 2014
  • Mitra Barun Sarkar, Aniruddha Mondal, Bijit Choudhuri, Bikram Kishore Mahajan, Shubhro Chakrabartty, Chitralekha Ngangbam, Enlarged broad band photodetection using Indium doped TiO2 alloy thin film, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Erkan Aydin, Mehmet Sankir, Nurdan Demirci Sankir, Conventional and rapid thermal annealing of spray pyrolyzed copper indium gallium sulfide thin films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Yu-Cheng Chang, Controlling growth of single-crystalline indium hydroxide nanocuboids with enhanced sharp cathodoluminescence peak, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 615, 5 December 2014
  • Federica Rigoni, Giovanni Drera, Stefania Pagliara, Andrea Goldoni, Luigi Sangaletti, High sensitivity, moisture selective, ammonia gas sensors based on single-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with indium tin oxide nanoparticles, Carbon, Volume 80, December 2014
  • L.F. Li, Y.K. Cheng, G.L. Xu, E.Z. Wang, Z.H. Zhang, H. Wang, Effects of indium addition on properties and wettability of Sn–0.7Cu–0.2Ni lead-free solders, Materials & Design, Volume 64, December 2014
  • Dong-Ho Kang, Jin-Hong Park, Indium (In)- and tin (Sn)-based metal induced crystallization (MIC) on amorphous germanium (α-Ge), Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 60, December 2014
  • Jahwarhar Izuan Abdul Rashid, Nor Azah Yusof, Jaafar Abdullah, Uda Hashim, Reza Hajian, The utilization of SiNWs/AuNPs-modified indium tin oxide (ITO) in fabrication of electrochemical DNA sensor, Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 45, 1 December 2014
  • Haifeng Yang, Xuan Zhang, Junfang Li, Wentao Li, Guangcheng Xi, Yan Yan, Hua Bai, Synthesis of mesostructured indium oxide doped with rare earth metals for gas detection, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 200, December 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