Europium Acetylacetonate



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Compound Formula C15H21EuO6
Molecular Weight 449.29


Melting Point 187-189°C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 450.055044
Exact Mass 450.055044

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Acetylaceton 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 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. 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)

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Eu(C5H7O2)3
CAS 14284-86-7
Pubchem CID 14455607
MDL MFCD00192170
EC No. 238-185-7
IUPAC Name europium(3+); (Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate
SMILES CC(=CC(=O)C)[O-].CC(=CC(=O)C)[O-].CC(=CC(=O)C)[O-].[Eu+3]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3C5H8O2./Euc3*1-4(6)3-5(2)7;/h3*3,6H,1-2H3;/q;;;+3/p-3/b3*4-3-;

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

Translocation and biokinetic behavior of nanoscaled europium oxide particles within 5 days following an acute inhalation in rats., Creutzenberg, Otto, Kock Heiko, and Schaudien Dirk , J Appl Toxicol, 2016 Mar, Volume 36, Issue 3, p.474-8, (2016)

Europium nanoparticle-based simple to perform dry-reagent immunoassay for the detection of hepatitis B surface antigen., Talha, Sheikh M., Salminen Teppo, Juntunen Etvi, Spangar Anni, Gurramkonda Chandrasekhar, Vuorinen Tytti, Khanna Navin, and Pettersson Kim , J Virol Methods, 2016 Mar, Volume 229, p.66-9, (2016)

1,2,4-Diazaphospholide complexes of yttrium(iii), dysprosium(iii), erbium(iii), and europium(ii,iii): synthesis, X-ray structural characterization, and EPR analysis., Wang, Yongli, Guo Wenzhen, Liu Dongling, Yang Ying, and Zheng Wenjun , Dalton Trans, 2016 Jan 6, Volume 45, Issue 3, p.899-903, (2016)

Long-Lifetime Luminescent Europium(III) Complex as an Acceptor in an Upconversion Resonance Energy Transfer Based Homogeneous Assay., Lahtinen, Satu, Wang Qi, and Soukka Tero , Anal Chem, 2016 Jan 5, Volume 88, Issue 1, p.653-8, (2016)

Rapid and accurate tumor-target bio-imaging through specific in vivo biosynthesis of a fluorescent europium complex., Ye, Jing, Wang Jianling, Li Qiwei, Dong Xiawei, Ge Wei, Chen Yun, Jiang Xuerui, Liu Hongde, Jiang Hui, and Wang Xuemei , Biomater Sci, 2016 Jan 26, (2016)

A case study of energy transfer mechanism from uranium to europium in ZnAl2O4 spinel host by photoluminescence spectroscopy., Kumar, Mithlesh, and Mohapatra M , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Jan 25, Volume 159, p.42-47, (2016)

Complexation and molecular modeling studies of europium(III)-gallic acid-amino acid complexes., Taha, Mohamed, Khan Imran, and Coutinho João A. P. , J Inorg Biochem, 2016 Jan 21, Volume 157, p.25-33, (2016)

Efficient Separation of Europium Over Americium Using Cucurbit-[5]-uril Supramolecule: A Relativistic DFT Based Investigation., Sadhu, Biswajit, Sundararajan Mahesh, and Bandyopadhyay Tusar , Inorg Chem, 2016 Jan 19, Volume 55, Issue 2, p.598-609, (2016)

Structural Control of Cell Permeability with Highly Emissive Europium(III) Complexes Permits Different Microscopy Applications., Starck, Matthieu, Pal Robert, and Parker David , Chemistry, 2016 Jan 11, Volume 22, Issue 2, p.570-80, (2016)

Synthesis and Photoluminescence Studies of Eu(III), Er(III) Doped Strontium Gadolinium Tantalum Oxide., Vishwnath, Verma, Srinivas Mangalampalli, Patel Nimesh P., Modi Dhaval, and Murthy K V. R. , J Fluoresc, 2016 Jan, Volume 26, Issue 1, p.277-82, (2016)