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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

  • Binary Diffusion Coefficients of Platinum(II) Acetylacetonate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.. Kong CY, Siratori T, Wang G, Sako T, Funazukuri T.. J Chem Eng Data. 2013 Nov 14
  • Growth mechanisms and size control of FePt nanoparticles synthesized using Fe(CO)x (x < 5)-oleylamine and platinum(ii) acetylacetonate.. Bian B, Xia W, Du J, Zhang J, Liu JP, Guo Z, Yan A.. Nanoscale. 2013 Mar 21
  • Antitumor efficacy and tolerability of systemically administered gallium acetylacetonate-loaded gelucire-stabilized nanoparticles.. Wehrung D, Bi L, Geldenhuys WJ, Oyewumi MO.. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2013 Jun
  • High performance polymer solar cells with as-prepared zirconium acetylacetonate film as cathode buffer layer.. Tan Z, Li S, Wang F, Qian D, Lin J, Hou J, Li Y.. Sci Rep. 2014 Apr 15
  • Vanadyl acetylacetonate upregulates PPARγ and adiponectin expression in differentiated rat adipocytes.. Wu Y, Huang M, Zhao P, Yang X.. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2013 Aug
  • Effect of magnesium acetylacetonate on the signal of organic forms of vanadium in graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry.. Kowalewska Z, Welz B, Castilho IN, Carasek E.. Talanta. 2013 Jan 15
  • [Differentiated fluorescence centers in europium acetylacetonate hydrate doped poly methyl methacrylate].. Zhang YY, Zhong H, Chen BJ, Xia Y, Lin H.. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2014 Jun
  • Photophysical properties of an unusual bichromophoric species constructed from a cyclometalated Pt(II) chromophore and a blue Bodipy-acetylacetonate species.. Nastasi F, Puntoriero F, Serroni S, Campagna S, Olivier JH, Ziessel R.. Dalton Trans. 2014 Dec 21
  • Binary Diffusion Coefficients of Platinum(II) Acetylacetonate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.. Kong CY, Siratori T, Wang G, Sako T, Funazukuri T.. J Chem Eng Data. 2013 Nov 14
  • Growth mechanisms and size control of FePt nanoparticles synthesized using Fe(CO)x (x < 5)-oleylamine and platinum(ii) acetylacetonate.. Bian B, Xia W, Du J, Zhang J, Liu JP, Guo Z, Yan A.. Nanoscale. 2013 Mar 21