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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 vapour 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.

Acetylacetonate Products

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 acetylacetonates products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.