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C20H16Cl2N4Ru • xH2O

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cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate
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cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C20H18Cl2N4ORu
Molecular Weight 502.4
Appearance solid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point 475.2-493.3 °C
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 501.990107 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 501.990107 g/mol

cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Precautionary Statements P261-P305+P351+P338
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate

cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher) and to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades, Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

cis-Dichlorobis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Hydrate Synonyms

cis-Bis-(2,2'-bipyridine)dichlororuthenium(II) hydrate, Ruthenium, bis(2,2'-bipyridine)dichloro-, hydrate; Ruthenium, bis(2,2'-bipyridine-N, N')dichloro-, hydrate; Bis(2,2'-bipyridine)dichlororuthenium hydrate; Bis(2,2'-bipyridyl)dichlororuthenium hydrate; Di(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium dichloride hydrate; Dichlorobis(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium hydrate; Dichlorobis(bipyridine)ruthenium hydrate; RuCl2(C10H8N2)2 • xH2O; CAS 71230-28-9 (anhydrous)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula C20H16Cl2N4Ru • xH2O
MDL Number MFCD00150005
EC No. 624-673-0
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16211844
IUPAC Name dichlororuthenium; 2-pyridin-2-ylpyridine; hydrate
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2C10H8N2.2ClH.H2O.Ru/c2*1-3-7-11-9(5-1)10-6-2-4-8-12-10;;;;/h2*1-8H;2*1H;1H2;/q;;;;;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

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