Barium Acetylacetonate


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Acetylaceton Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Barium Acetylacetonate is a Barium source that is soluble in organic solvents as an organometallic compound (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic Acetylacetonate Packaging, Lab Quantitycompounds). The high purity acetylacetonate anion complexes by bonding each oxygen atom to the metallic cation to form a chelate ring; because of this property, acetylacetonates are commonly used in various catalysts and catalytic reagents for organic synthesis, including the fabrication of various shapes of carbon nanostructures (as demonstrated by a 2013 experiment by researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden) via the use of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and laser evaporation techniques. Barium Acetylacetonate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic compounds) sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Similar results can sometimes also be achieved with Nanoparticles and by thin film deposition. Note American Elements additionally supplies many materials as solutions. 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.


Barium 2, 4-pentanedionate, Barium bis[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate], Ba(acac)2, 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, barium salt, (3Z)- (2:1), Bis(pentane-2, 4-dionato-O, O')barium

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Ba(CH3COCHCOCH3)2 • xH2O
CAS 12084-29-6
Pubchem CID 5486157
MDL MFCD00150161
EC No. 235-151-3
IUPAC Name barium(2+); (Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate
SMILES [Ba+2].O=C(/C=C(\[O-])C)C.[O-]\C(=C/C(=O)C)C
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2C5H8O2.Ba/c2*1-4(6)3-5(2)7;/h2*3,6H,1-2H3;/q;;+2/p-2/b2*4-3-;


Compound Formula C10H14BaO4
Molecular Weight 335.53
Appearance White to off-white powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 335.994456
Monoisotopic Mass 335.994456

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Hazard Statements N/A
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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

BaSee more Barium products. Barium (atomic symbol: Ba, atomic number: 56) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 137.27. The number of electrons in each of barium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 6s2. Barium Bohr ModelBarium is a member of the alkaline-earth metals. The barium atom has a radius of 222 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 268 pm. Barium was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1772 and first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1808. Elemental BariumIn its elemental form, barium is a soft, silvery-gray metal. Industrial applications for barium include acting as a "getterer," or unwanted gas remover, for vacuum tubes, and as an additive to steel and cast iron. Barium is also alloyed with silicon and aluminum as load-bearing alloys. The main commercial source of barium is the mineral barite (BaSO4) it does not occur naturally as a free element . The name barium is derived from the Greek word "barys," meaning heavy.


Recent Research & Development for Barium

  • Primary versus secondary achalasia: New signs on barium esophagogram. Gupta P, Debi U, Sinha SK, Prasad KK. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 8-86-2015
  • Synthesis and assembly of barium-doped iron oxide nanoparticles and nanomagnets. Wu L, Shen B, Sun S. Nanoscale. 10/1/2015
  • Orexin-A potentiates L-type calcium/barium currents in rat retinal ganglion cells. Liu F, Weng SJ, Yang XL, Zhong YM. Neuroscience. 9/30/2015
  • Diamagnetic cavitization of laser-produced barium plasma in transverse magnetic field. Raju MS, Singh RK, Kumar A, Gopinath P. Opt Lett. 9/29/2015
  • Massive Barium Sulfate Aspiration in the Bronchial Tree. Ohkuma K, Saraya T, Tsujimoto N, Takizawa H. Intern Med. 9/29/2015
  • The Effect of Nanometer Oxide Additive on the Heat-Conducting Property of Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate. Xu B, Zhang XL, Li CL, Gan W, Zhao QZ, Meng XL, Chen XD, Yuan Y. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/28/2015
  • Analysis of Dysphagia Patterns Using a Modified Barium Swallowing Test Following Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer. Lee SY, Kim BH, Park YH. Yonsei Med J. 9/24/2015
  • Submandibular Duct Fistula Caused by a Large Sialolith: Incidental Finding in a Barium Swallow Study. Stanford KA. Radiol Technol. 9/19/2015
  • Elevated Z line: a new sign of Barrett's esophagus on double-contrast barium esophagograms. Levine MS, Ahmad NA, Rubesin SE. Clin Imaging. 9/10/2015
  • Large Flexoelectric Anisotropy in Paraelectric Barium Titanate. Narvaez J, Saremi S, Hong J, Stengel M, Catalan G. Phys Rev Lett. 8/3/2015

Recent Research & Development for Acetylacetonates

  • An oxygen-chelate complex, palladium bis-acetylacetonate, induces apoptosis in H460 cells via endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway rather than interacting with DNA. Wang Y, Hu J, Cai Y, Xu S, Weng B, Peng K, Wei X, Wei T, Zhou H, Li X, Liang G. J Med Chem. 9/30/2015
  • [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. 9/30/2015
  • Synthesis, characterization and cell viability test of six vanadyl complexes with acetylacetonate derivatives. Sgarbossa S, Diana E, Marabello D, Deagostino A, Cadamuro S, Barge A, Laurenti E, Gallicchio M, Boscaro V, Ghibaudi E. J Inorg Biochem. 9/29/2015
  • Allylic oxidation of steroidal olefins by vanadyl acetylacetonate and tert-butyl hydroperoxide. Grainger WS, Parish EJ. Steroids. 9/29/2015
  • 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. 9/25/2015
  • Single-molecule magnetism in three related {Co(III)2Dy(III)2}-acetylacetonate complexes with multiple relaxation mechanisms. Langley SK, Chilton NF, Moubaraki B, Murray KS. Inorg Chem. 9/22/2015
  • Surface chemistry of copper metal and copper oxide atomic layer deposition from copper(ii) acetylacetonate: a combined first-principles and reactive molecular dynamics study. Hu X, Schuster J, Schulz SE, Gessner T. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/18/2015
  • Antitumor efficacy and tolerability of systemically administered gallium acetylacetonate-loaded gelucire-stabilized nanoparticles. Wehrung D, Bi L, Geldenhuys WJ, Oyewumi MO. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 9/18/2015
  • 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. 9/3/2015
  • A novel drug "copper acetylacetonate" loaded in folic acid-tagged chitosan nanoparticle for efficient cancer cell targeting. Pramanik A, Laha D, Pramanik P, Karmakar P. J Drug Target. 1/9/2015

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