About Acetylacetonates

Acetylacetone Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)

Acetylacetonates are coordination complexes derived from acetylacetone and metal salts, most often salts of transition metals. These compounds allow many metal ions to be soluble in organic solvent, in contrast to most metal salts. This allows them to be used as catalyst precursors and reagents in reactions which occur in organic phase in chemical synthesis.

Acetylacetonates are frequently used as shift reagents in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a research and analysis technique that exploits magnetic properties of atomic nuclei to provide detailed information about a chemical substance. Additionally, some acetylacetonates can be used as precursors for deposition of thin films using metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) or atomic layer epitaxy (ALE). Aluminum acetylacetonate has been used in MOCVD way to deposit films of crystalline aluminum oxide, while ALE can be used to deposit gallium oxide from gallium acetylactetonate. The latter compound can also be used as a precursor to catalytic growth of gallium nitride nanostructures.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of acetylacetonate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its acetylacetonate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Acetylacetonates Products

(Acetylacetonato)dicarbonylrhodium(I) Aluminum Acetylacetonate Aluminum Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Barium Acetylacetonate Barium Acetylacetonate Hydrate Barium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Beryllium Acetylacetonate Bis(trifluoro-2,4-pentanedionato)manganese(II) Bismuth Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Cadmium Acetylacetonate Calcium Acetylacetonate Calcium Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Calcium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Dihydrate Cerium Acetylacetonate Cerium Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Cerium(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Chromium Acetylacetonate Chromium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Chromium(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Cobalt(II) Acetylacetonate Cobalt(II) Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Cobalt(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Cobalt(II) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Cobalt(III) Acetylacetonate
Copper(I) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate 1,5-cyclooctadiene Complex Copper(II) Acetylacetonate Copper(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate
Copper(II) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Dibutyltin bis(acetylacetonate) Diisopropoxytitanium bis(acetylacetonate) Solution
Dimethyl(acetylacetonate)gold(III) Dimethyl(trifluoroacetylacetonate)gold(III) Dysprosium Acetylacetonate
Dysprosium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate Erbium Acetylacetonate Hydrate Erbium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate
Erbium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Europium Acetylacetonate Europium(III) Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Gadolinium Acetylacetonate Gadolinium(III) Acetylacetonate Hydrate Gallium Acetylacetonate
Hafnium Acetylacetonate Holmium Acetylacetonate Indium Acetylacetonate
Indium Hexafluoropentanedionate Indium(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Iridium Acetylacetonate
Iron(II) Acetylacetonate Iron(III) Acetylacetonate Iron(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Iron(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Lanthanum Acetylacetonate Lead Acetylacetonate
Lithium Acetylacetonate Lutetium Acetylacetonate Magnesium Acetylacetonate
Magnesium Acetylacetonate Dihydrate Magnesium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Dihydrate Manganese(II) Acetylacetonate
Manganese(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Manganese(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Trihydrate Manganese(III) Acetylacetonate
Neodymium Acetylacetonate Neodymium(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Nickel Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Nickel(II) Acetylacetonate Nickel(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Palladium Acetylacetonate
Palladium(II) 2,4-pentanedionate Palladium(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Platinum Acetylacetonate
Platinum(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Potassium Acetylacetonate Hemihydrate Praseodymium Acetylacetonate
Praseodymium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Rhenium Acetylacetonate Rhodium Acetylacetonate
Ruthenium Acetylacetonate Samarium Acetylacetonate Samarium(III) Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Samarium(III) Trifluoroacetylacetonate Scandium Acetylacetonate Hydrate Scandium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Silver Acetylacetonate Sodium Acetylacetonate Sodium Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Sodium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Strontium Acetylacetonate Strontium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
Tantalum(V)(tetraethoxy)(acetylacetonate) Terbium Acetylacetonate Thallium Acetylacetonate
Thallium(I) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Thulium(III) Acetylacetonate Tin(II) Acetylacetonate
Tin(II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Tin(IV) bis(acetylacetonate) Dibromide Tin(IV) bis(acetylacetonate) Dichloride
Titanium(IV) Acetylacetonate Titanium(IV) Oxyacetylacetonate Vanadium Acetylacetonate
Vanadium Oxyacetylacetonate Vanadyl Acetylacetonate Ytterbium Acetylacetonate
Ytterbium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Dihydrate Yttrium(III) Acetylacetonate Yttrium(III) Acetylacetonate Hydrate
Yttrium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Dihydrate Yttrium(III) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Hydrate Zinc Acetylacetonate
Zinc Acetylacetonate Hydrate Zinc Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Dihydrate Zirconium Acetylacetonate
Zirconium(IV) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Zirconium(IV) Trifluoroacetylacetonate

Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

Economically attractive route for the preparation of high quality magnetic nanoparticles by the thermal decomposition of iron(III) acetylacetonate., Effenberger, Fernando B., Couto Ricardo A., Kiyohara Pedro K., Machado Giovanna, Masunaga Sueli H., Jardim Renato F., and Rossi Liane M. , Nanotechnology, 2017 Mar 17, Volume 28, Issue 11, p.115603, (2017)

New Mechanism for the Reduction of Vanadyl Acetylacetonate to Vanadium Acetylacetonate for Room Temperature Flow Batteries., Shamie, Jack S., Liu Caihong, Shaw Leon L., and Sprenkle Vincent L. , ChemSusChem, 2017 Feb 08, Volume 10, Issue 3, p.533-540, (2017)

Novel mononuclear Ln complexes with pyrazine-2-carboxylate and acetylacetonate co-ligands: remarkable single molecule magnet behavior of a Yb derivative., Gavrikov, Andrey V., Efimov Nikolay N., Dobrokhotova Zhanna V., Ilyukhin Andrey B., Vasilyev Pavel N., and Novotortsev Vladimir M. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Aug 24, (2017)

ESI-MS studies of the reactions of novel platinum(II) complexes containing O,O'-chelated acetylacetonate and sulfur ligands with selected model proteins., Marzo, Tiziano, De Pascali Sandra A., Gabbiani Chiara, Fanizzi Francesco P., Messori Luigi, and Pratesi Alessandro , Biometals, 2017 Aug, Volume 30, Issue 4, p.609-614, (2017)

Ruthenium acetylacetonate in interface engineering for high performance planar hybrid perovskite solar cells., Chen, Wei, Luo Shiqiang, Wan Zunyuan, Feng Xiyuan, Liu Xinke, and He Zhubing , Opt Express, 2017 Apr 17, Volume 25, Issue 8, p.A253-A263, (2017)

Achirality in the low temperature structure and lattice modes of tris(acetylacetonate)iron(iii)., Ellis, Thomas K., Kearley Gordon J., Piltz Ross O., Jayasooriya Upali A., and Stride John A. , Dalton Trans, 2016 May 10, Volume 45, Issue 19, p.8278-83, (2016)

L-Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization with Tris(acetylacetonate)Titanium(IV) for Renewable Material., Kim, Da Hee, Yoo Ji Yun, and Ko Young Soo , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2016 May, Volume 16, Issue 5, p.4539-43, (2016)

Null current hysteresis for acetylacetonate electron extraction layer in perovskite solar cells., Yusoff, Abd Rashid Bin, Teridi Mohd Asri Mat, and Jang Jin , Nanoscale, 2016 Mar 28, Volume 8, Issue 12, p.6328-34, (2016)

Optimization of the Energy Level Alignment between the Photoactive Layer and the Cathode Contact Utilizing Solution-Processed Hafnium Acetylacetonate as Buffer Layer for Efficient Polymer Solar Cells., Yu, Lu, Li Qiuxiang, Shi Zhenzhen, Liu Hao, Wang Yaping, Wang Fuzhi, Zhang Bing, Dai Songyuan, Lin Jun, and Tan Zhan'ao , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Jan 13, Volume 8, Issue 1, p.432-41, (2016)

High-Performance Inverted Polymer Solar Cells with Zirconium Acetylacetonate Buffer Layers., Fan, Haijun, and Zhu Xiaozhang , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Dec 14, Volume 8, Issue 49, p.33856-33862, (2016)

Allylic oxidation of steroidal olefins by vanadyl acetylacetonate and tert-butyl hydroperoxide., Grainger, Wendell S., and Parish Edward J. , Steroids, 2015 Sep, Volume 101, p.103-9, (2015)

Valence Tautomerization of High-Valent Manganese(V)-Oxo Corrole Induced by Protonation of the Oxo Ligand., Bougher, Curt J., Liu Shuo, Hicks Scott D., and Abu-Omar Mahdi M. , J Am Chem Soc, 2015 Nov 18, Volume 137, Issue 45, p.14481-7, (2015)

Photocytotoxic oxovanadium(IV) complexes of ferrocenyl-terpyridine and acetylacetonate derivatives., Balaji, Babu, Balakrishnan Babita, Perumalla Sravanakumar, Karande Anjali A., and Chakravarty Akhil R. , Eur J Med Chem, 2015 Mar 06, Volume 92, p.332-41, (2015)