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Barium Acetylacetonate

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(2N) 99% Barium Acetylacetonate
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(3N) 99.9% Barium Acetylacetonate
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(4N) 99.99% Barium Acetylacetonate
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(5N) 99.999% Barium Acetylacetonate
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White to off-white powder



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Acetylacetonate 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 trade name 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

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barium(2+); (Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate



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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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

See 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

Calix[3]carbazole: A C3-symmetrical receptor for barium ion., Yang, Zhaozheng, Tian Zhangmin, Yang Peng, Deng Tuo, Li Gang, Zhou Xue, Chen Yan, Zhao Liang, and Shen Hongyan , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 174, p.32-36, (2017)

Tunable pyroelectric properties of barium strontium titanate thin films., Shirokov, Vladimir, Razumnaya Anna, and Yuzyuk Yu , J Phys Condens Matter, 2017 Jan 05, (2017)

Synthesis of Barium Titanate Using Deep Eutectic Solvents., Boston, Rebecca, Foeller Philip Y., Sinclair Derek C., and Reaney Ian M. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 56, Issue 1, p.542-547, (2017)

Studies on the effects of titanate and silane coupling agents on the performance of poly (methyl methacrylate)/barium titanate denture base nanocomposites., Elshereksi, Nidal W., Ghazali Mariyam J., Muchtar Andanastuti, and Azhari Che H. , J Dent, 2017 Jan, Volume 56, p.121-132, (2017)

The Association Between Barium Examination and Subsequent Appendicitis: A Nationwide Population-Based Study., Li, Hao-Ming, Yeh Lee-Ren, Huang Ying-Kai, Lin Cheng-Li, and Kao Chia-Hung , Am J Med, 2017 Jan, Volume 130, Issue 1, p.54-60.e5, (2017)

Onsite-detection of barium and nickel from river, pond and tap water samples using gold nanoparticles as a chemical sensor., Shrivas, Kamlesh, Maji Pathik, and Dewangan Khemchand , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 Feb 15, Volume 173, p.630-636, (2017)

Barium Titanate Film Interfaces for Hybrid Composite Energy Harvesters., Bowland, Christopher C., Malakooti Mohammad H., and Sodano Henry A. , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Feb 01, Volume 9, Issue 4, p.4057-4065, (2017)

History and Evolution of the Barium Swallow for Evaluation of the Pharynx and Esophagus., Levine, Marc S., and Rubesin Stephen E. , Dysphagia, 2017 Feb, Volume 32, Issue 1, p.55-72, (2017)

Barium appendicitis: A single institution review in Japan., Katagiri, Hideki, Lefor Alan Kawarai, Kubota Tadao, and Mizokami Ken , World J Gastrointest Surg, 2016 Sep 27, Volume 8, Issue 9, p.651-655, (2016)


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