Ruthenium(III) Iodide

CAS 13896-65-6

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-02 Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-025 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-03 Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-035 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
RuI3 13896-65-6 24868466 176256 MFCD00016316 237-664-8 triiodoruthenium N/A I[Ru](I)I InChI=1S/3HI.Ru/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3 LJZVDOUZSMHXJH-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
I3Ru 481.78 powder 590 °C
(1094 °F)
N/A 5.27 g/cm3 482.617753 482.617767 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

Iodide IonRuthenium Iodide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Iodide compounds are used in internal medicine. Treating an iodide with Ruthenium dioxide and sulfuric acid sublimes the iodine. 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.

Ruthenium (Ru) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolRuthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 elemen with an atomic weight of 101.07. Ruthenium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by Jędrzej Śniadecki in 1807.It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. Elemental RutheniumIn its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia. For more information on ruthenium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of ruthenium products, visit the Ruthenium Information Center.

Iodine Bohr Model Iodine (I) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Iodine (atomic symbol: I, atomic number: 53) is a Block P, Group 17, Period 5 element with an atomic radius of 126.90447. The number of electrons in each of Iodine's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 7 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p5. The iodine atom has a radius of 140 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 198 pm. In its elemental form, iodine has a lustrous metallic gray appearance as a solid and a violet appearance as a gas or liquid solution.Elemental Iodine Iodine forms compounds with many elements, but is less active than the other halogens. It dissolves readily in chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, or carbon disulfide. Iodine compounds are important in organic chemistry and very useful in the field of medicine. Iodine was discovered and first isolated by Bernard Courtois in 1811. The name Iodine is derived from the Greek word "iodes" meaning violet. For more information on iodine, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of iodine products, visit the Iodine Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335-H360
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Precautions N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity Health Hazard      

Ruthenium(3+) triiodide, ruthenium triiodide, triiodoruthenium

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Recent Research & Development for Ruthenium

  • Sensitive single-color fluorescence "off-on" switch system for dsDNA detection based on quantum dots-ruthenium assembling dyads. Zhang R, Zhao D, Ding HG, Huang YX, Zhong HZ, Xie HY. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014.
  • Ultrasensitive fluorescence detection of heparin based on quantum dots and a functional ruthenium polypyridyl complex. Cao Y, Shi S, Wang L, Yao J, Yao T. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 May
  • Preparation and characterization of three dimensional graphene foam supported platinum-ruthenium bimetallic nanocatalysts for hydrogen peroxide based electrochemical biosensors. Kung CC, Lin PY, Buse FJ, Xue Y, Yu X, Dai L, Liu CC. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 Feb.
  • A label-free electrochemiluminescence aptasensor for thrombin detection based on host-guest recognition between tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-ß-cyclodextrin and aptamer. Chen Q, Chen H, Zhao Y, Zhang F, Yang F, Tang J, He P. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 Apr.
  • Synthesis of imine and reduced imine compounds containing aromatic sulfonamide: Use as catalyst for in situ generation of ruthenium catalysts in transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone derivatives. Dayan S, Arslan F, Kayaci N, Kalaycioglu NO. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Feb.
  • Ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes bearing quinoline-based NNO tridentate ligands as catalyst for one-pot conversion of aldehydes to amides and o-allylation of phenols. Manikandan R, Prakash G, Kathirvel R, Viswanathamurthi P. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2013 Dec
  • Spectroscopic and biological approach in the characterization of a novel 14-membered [N4] macrocyclic ligand and its Palladium(II), Platinum(II), Ruthenium(III) and Iridium(III) complexes. Rani S, Kumar S, Chandra S. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Jan.
  • Highly sensitive and selective phosphorescent chemosensors for hypochlorous acid based on ruthenium(II) complexes. Zhang R, Song B, Dai Z, Ye Z, Xiao Y, Liu Y, Yuan J. Biosens Bioelectron.
  • Evaluation of DNA-binding, DNA cleavage, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of mononuclear ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes of benzaldehyde 4-phenyl-3-thiosemicarbazones. Sampath K, Sathiyaraj S, Jayabalakrishnan C. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2013 Nov
  • Photoresponse enhancement by mixing of an alcohol-soluble C60 derivative into a ruthenium complex monolayer. Terada K, Oyama M, Kanaizuka K, Haga MA, Ishida T. Phys Chem Chem Phys.
  • Ruthenium(ii) complexes based on tridentate polypyridine ligands that feature long-lived room-temperature luminescence. Ragazzon G, Verwilst P, Denisov SA, Credi A, Jonusauskas G, McClenaghan ND. Chem Commun (Camb).
  • Ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis accelerated by the steric effect of the backbone substituent in cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbenes. Zhang J, Song S, Wang X, Jiao J, Shi M. Chem Commun (Camb).
  • Antitumor activity of new enantiopure pybox-ruthenium complexes. Menéndez-Pedregal E, Díez J, Manteca A, Sánchez J, Bento AC, García-Navas R, Mollinedo F, Gamasa MP, Lastra E. Dalton Trans. 2013 Oct 14
  • An efficient ruthenium tris(bipyridine)-based luminescent chemosensor for recognition of Cu(ii) and sulfide anion in water. Li M, Liang Q, Zheng M, Fang C, Peng S, Zhao M. Dalton Trans. 2013 Oct 7
  • Syntheses, structures and properties of ruthenium complexes of tridentate ligands: isolation and characterization of a rare example of ruthenium nitrosyl complex containing {RuNO}(5) moiety. Ghosh K, Kumar R, Kumar S, Meena JS. Dalton Trans. 2013
  • Ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes containing S-methylisothiosemicarbazone based tetradentate ligand: synthesis, characterization and biological applications. Selvamurugan S, Ramachandran R, Viswanathamurthi P. Biometals. 2013 Oct
  • First polymer "ruthenium-cyclopentadienyl" complex as potential anticancer agent. Valente A, Garcia MH, Marques F, Miao Y, Rousseau C, Zinck P. J Inorg Biochem.
  • Solution equilibria of anticancer ruthenium(II)-(?(6)-p-cymene)-hydroxy(thio)pyr(id)one complexes: Impact of sulfur vs. oxygen donor systems on the speciation and bioactivity. Enyedy EA, Sija E, Jakusch T, Hartinger CG, Kandioller W, Keppler BK, Kiss T. J Inorg Biochem. 2013
  • Cellular uptake mechanisms of an antitumor ruthenium compound: the endosomal/lysosomal system as a target for anticancer metal-based drugs. Côrte-Real L, Matos AP, Alho I, Morais TS, Tomaz AI, Garcia MH, Santos I, Bicho MP, Marques F. Microsc Microanal. 2013.
  • Reactivity of Nitrido Complexes of Ruthenium(VI), Osmium(VI), and Manganese(V) Bearing Schiff Base and Simple Anionic Ligands. Man WL, Lam WW, Lau TC. Acc Chem Res. 2013 Sep.

Recent Research & Development for Iodides

  • The influence of sodium salts (iodide, chloride and sulfate) on the formation efficiency of sulfamerazine nanocrystals. Pharm Dev Technol. 2014 create date:2013/06/15 | first author:Lou H
  • Comparison of two novel in-syringe dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction techniques for the determination of iodide in water samples using spectrophotometry. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 | first author:Kaykhaii M
  • POSS with eight imidazolium iodide arms for efficient solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 create date:2014/01/08 | first author:Zhang W
  • A novel sodium iodide and ammonium molybdate co-catalytic system for the efficient synthesis of 2-benzimidazoles using hydrogen peroxide under ultrasound irradiation. Ultrason Sonochem. 2014 | first author:Bai GY
  • The role of the IRE1 pathway in excessive iodide- and/or fluoride-induced apoptosis in Nthy-ori 3-1 cells in vitro. Toxicol Lett. 2014 | first author:Liu H
  • A Membrane-Based Assay for Iodide Ions Based on Anti-Leaching of Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014 | first author:Shen YW
  • Impedance spectroscopic analysis of lead iodide perovskite-sensitized solid-state solar cells. ACS Nano. 2014 | first author:Dualeh A
  • Label-free detection of native proteins by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using iodide-modified nanoparticles. Anal Chem. 2014 | first author:Xu L
  • Interaction peculiarities of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-N-methylpyridil) tetra iodide porphyrin with albumin. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 | first author:Lebedeva NSh
  • Structure of methylammonium lead iodide within mesoporous titanium dioxide: active material in high-performance perovskite solar cells. Nano Lett. 2014 | first author:Choi JJ
  • Hypermethylation of a new distal sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) enhancer (NDE) is associated with reduced NIS expression in thyroid tumors. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 create date:2014/01/18 | first author:Galrão A
  • Direct Glycosylation of Bioactive Small Molecules with Glycosyl Iodide and Strained Olefin as Acid Scavenger. J Org Chem. 2014 | first author:Gu X
  • A novel oncolytic viral therapy and imaging technique for gastric cancer using a genetically engineered vaccinia virus carrying the human sodium iodide symporter. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2014 | first author:Jun KH
  • Dimethyl phenyl piperazine iodide (DMPP) induces glioma regression by inhibiting angiogenesis. Exp Cell Res. 2014 | first author:He YQ
  • An inorganic hole conductor for organo-lead halide perovskite solar cells. Improved hole conductivity with copper iodide. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 create date:2013/12/20 | first author:Christians JA
  • An Inorganic Hole Conductor for Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Improved Hole Conductivity with Copper Iodide. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 create date:2013/12/20 | first author:Christians JA Coupling of Soil Solarization and Reduced Rate Fumigation: Effects on Methyl Iodide Emissions from Raised Beds under Field Conditions. J Agric Food Chem. 2013 create date:2013/12/07 | first author:Ashworth DJ
  • Surface treatments of silver rods with enhanced iodide adsorption for I-125 brachytherapy seeds. Appl Radiat Isot. 2013 create date:2014/01/08 | first author:Lee JH
  • Exploration of selective recognition of iodide with dipodal sensor: 2,2'-[ethane-1,2-diylbis(iminoethane-1,1-diyl)]diphenol. Dalton Trans. 2014 create date:2014/01/10 | first author:Tayade K
  • POSS with eight imidazolium iodide arms for efficient solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 | first author:Zhang W
  • Aminotroponiminato(chloro)germylene Stabilized Copper(I) Iodide Complexes: Synthesis and Structure. Inorg Chem. 2014 | first author:Yadav D