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Europium Acetylacetonate

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(2N) 99% Europium Acetylacetonate
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(3N) 99.9% Europium Acetylacetonate
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(4N) 99.99% Europium Acetylacetonate
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(5N) 99.999% Europium Acetylacetonate
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Acetylacetonate Formula Diagram (C5H8O2)Europium Acetylacetonate is a Europium 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. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity forms may be considered. Europium 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. Europium is utilized primarily for its unique luminescent behavior. Its luminesence is also valuable in medical, surgical and biochemical applications. 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.


Eu(acac)3; Europium tris(acetylacetonate); tris(pentane-2, 4-dionato-O, O')europium; Europium(3+) (2E)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate (2Z)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate (1:2:1); Europium(3+) tris[(2E)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate]; Europium(3+) tris[(2Z)-4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate]; Europium(3+) tris(4-oxo-2-penten-2-olate); 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, europium(3+) salt, (3Z)- (3:1)

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europium(3+); (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 Europium products. Europium (atomic symbol: Eu, atomic number: 63)is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 151.964. Europium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Europium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 25, 8, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f7 6s2. The europium atom has an atomic radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 233 pm. Europium was discovered by Eugène-Anatole Demarçay in 1896, however, he did not isolate it until 1901. Europium was named after the continent of Europe.Elemental Europium Picture Europium is a member of the rare earth series of metals in its elemental form, it has a silvery-white appearance but it is rarely found without oxide discoloration. Europium is found in many minerals including bastnasite, monazite, xenotime and loparite. It is not found in nature as a free element.

Recent Research

Highly ordered sandwich-type (phthalocyaninato)(porphyrinato) europium double-decker nanotubes and room temperature NO2 sensitive properties., Zhu, Peihua, Wang Yucheng, Ma Pan, Song Feifei, Han Xinyu, Yao Shuncheng, and Yang Cheng , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 31, Volume 46, Issue 5, p.1531-1538, (2017)

Hard-and-soft phosphinoxide receptors for f-element binding: structure and photophysical properties of europium(iii) complexes., Borisova, Nataliya E., Kharcheva Anastasia V., Patsaeva Svetlana V., Korotkov Leonid A., Bakaev Sergey, Reshetova Marina D., Lyssenko Konstantin A., Belova Elena V., and Myasoedov Boris F. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 27, (2017)

The Role of Coordination Environment and pH in Tuning the Oxidation Rate of Europium(II)., Ekanger, Levi A., Basal Lina A., and Allen Matthew J. , Chemistry, 2017 Jan 23, Volume 23, Issue 5, p.1145-1150, (2017)

A thermochromic europium(iii) room temperature ionic liquid with thermally activated anion-cation interactions., Monteiro, Bernardo, Outis Mani, Cruz Hugo, Leal João Paulo, Laia César A. T., and Pereira Cláudia C. L. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 10, Volume 53, Issue 5, p.850-853, (2017)

Europium-based iron pnictides: a unique laboratory for magnetism, superconductivity and structural effects., Zapf, Sina, and Dressel Martin , Rep Prog Phys, 2017 Jan, Volume 80, Issue 1, p.016501, (2017)

Synthesis, Optical Investigation and Biological Properties of Europium(III) Complexes with 2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-1-(2-Hydroxy-4-Methoxyphenyl)Ethan-1-one and Ancillary Ligands., Nandal, Poonam, Khatkar S P., Kumar Rajesh, Khatkar Avni, and Taxak V B. , J Fluoresc, 2017 Jan, Volume 27, Issue 1, p.1-11, (2017)

Correlation of the structural information obtained for europium-chelate ensembles from gas-phase photoluminescence and ion-mobility spectroscopy with density-functional computations and ligand-field theory., Greisch, Jean-François, Chmela Jiří, Harding Michael E., Wunderlich Dirk, Schäfer Bernhard, Ruben Mario, Klopper Wim, Schooss Detlef, and Kappes Manfred M. , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017 Feb 13, (2017)

Europium-Doped Gd2O3 Nanotubes Increase Bone Mineral Density in Vivo and Promote Mineralization in Vitro., Liu, Huifang, Jin Yi, Ge Kun, Jia Guang, Li Zhenhua, Yang Xinjian, Chen Shizhu, Ge Min, Sun Wentong, Liu Dandan, et al. , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Feb 09, (2017)

Induced Europium Circularly Polarized Luminescence Monitors Reversible Drug Binding to Native α1 -Acid Glycoprotein., Jennings, Laura, Waters Ryan S., Pal Robert, and Parker David , ChemMedChem, 2017 Feb 03, Volume 12, Issue 3, p.271-277, (2017)

Development of europium doped core-shell silica cobalt ferrite functionalized nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging., Kevadiya, Bhavesh D., Bade Aditya N., Woldstad Christopher, Edagwa Benson J., McMillan JoEllyn M., Sajja Balasrinivasa R., Boska Michael D., and Gendelman Howard E. , Acta Biomater, 2017 Feb, Volume 49, p.507-520, (2017)


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