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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.

Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

  • Allylic oxidation of steroidal olefins by vanadyl acetylacetonate and tert-butyl hydroperoxide. 2015 Sep Grainger WS, Parish EJ. Steroids. 2015 Sep
  • Photocytotoxic oxovanadium(IV) complexes of ferrocenyl-terpyridine and acetylacetonate derivatives. 2015 Mar 6 Balaji B, Balakrishnan B, Perumalla S, Karande AA, Chakravarty AR. Eur J Med Chem. 2015 Mar 6
  • cis-{MoO2}(2+) assisted Mannich-type addition of acetylacetonate methine to the azomethine of tridentate Schiff bases: racemic complexes with chiral transformed ligands. 2015 Feb 7 Kurapati SK, Pal S. Dalton Trans. 2015 Feb 7
  • Differentiated fluorescence centers in europium acetylacetonate hydrate doped poly methyl methacrylate. 2014 Jun Zhang YY, Zhong H, Chen BJ, Xia Y, Lin H. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2014 Jun
  • Cyclometalated Pd(II) and Ir(III) 2-(4-bromophenyl)pyridine complexes with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and acetylacetonate (acac): synthesis, structures, luminescent properties and application in one-pot oxidation/Suzuki coupling of aryl chlorides containing hydroxymethyl. 2014 Jul 14 Xu C, Li HM, Xiao ZQ, Wang ZQ, Tang SF, Ji BM, Hao XQ, Song MP. Dalton Trans. 2014 Jul 14
  • A novel drug "copper acetylacetonate" loaded in folic acid-tagged chitosan nanoparticle for efficient cancer cell targeting. 2014 Jan Pramanik A, Laha D, Pramanik P, Karmakar P. J Drug Target. 2014 Jan
  • Photophysical properties of an unusual bichromophoric species constructed from a cyclometalated Pt(II) chromophore and a blue Bodipy-acetylacetonate species. 2014 Dec 21 Nastasi F, Puntoriero F, Serroni S, Campagna S, Olivier JH, Ziessel R. Dalton Trans. 2014 Dec 21
  • Design of layered silicate by grafting with metal acetylacetonate for high activity and chemoselectivity in photooxidation of cyclohexane. 2014 Apr 9 Tsunoji N, Ide Y, Yagenji Y, Sadakane M, Sano T. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014 Apr 9
  • High performance polymer solar cells with as-prepared zirconium acetylacetonate film as cathode buffer layer. 2014 Apr 15 Tan Z, Li S, Wang F, Qian D, Lin J, Hou J, Li Y. Sci Rep. 2014 Apr 15
  • Enhancing the deperoxidation activity of cobalt(II)acetylacetonate by the addition of octanoic acid. 2013 Oct 7 Spier E, Hermans I. Chemphyschem. 2013 Oct 7