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Gallium Acetylacetonate

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(2N) 99% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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(3N) 99.9% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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(4N) 99.99% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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(5N) 99.999% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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White to Pale Yellow


1.42 g/cm3

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Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335-H351
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 20/21/22-36/37/38-40
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3


Gallium Acetylacetonate is a Gallium source that is soluble in organic solvents as an organometallic compound (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic compounds). 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. Gallium 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. The application of Gallium that has received the most attention is the production of semiconducting compounds. Nowadays gallium arsenide (Ga-As) is undoubtedly the most used. This compound is used in the production of several electronic parts such as diodes and transistors, made for voltage rectification, signal amplification, etc. 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.


Gallium(III) acetylacetonate; 3-penten-2-one, 4-hydroxy-, gallium salt, (3Z)- (3:1); tris(pentane-2, 4-dionato-O, O')gallium; Ga(acac)3; Gallium tris[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate]; Gallium(III) 2, 4-pentanedionate; Gallium(III) 2, 4-pentanedionate, gallium acetyl acetonate

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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 Gallium products. Gallium (atomic symbol: Ga, atomic number: 31) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 69.723.The number of electrons in each of Gallium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 3 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p1. The gallium atom has a radius of 122.1 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 187 pm. Gallium Bohr ModelGallium was predicted by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1871. It was first discovered and isolated by Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875. In its elemental form, gallium has a silvery appearance. Elemental GalliumGallium is one of three elements that occur naturally as a liquid at room temperature, the other two being mercury and cesium. Gallium does not exist as a free element in nature and is sourced commercially from bauxite and sphalerite. Currently, gallium is used in semiconductor devices for microelectronics and optics. The element name originates from the Latin word 'Gallia', the old name of France, and the word 'Gallus,' meaning rooster.

Recent Research

Re-assessing gallium-67 as a therapeutic radionuclide., Bin Othman, Muhamad F., Mitry Nabil R., Lewington Valerie J., Blower Philip J., and Terry Samantha Y. A. , Nucl Med Biol, 2017 Mar, Volume 46, p.12-18, (2017)

Magnesium, zinc, aluminium and gallium hydride complexes of the transition metals., Butler, Michael J., and Crimmin Mark R. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 24, Volume 53, Issue 8, p.1348-1365, (2017)

Effect of gallium environment on infrared emission in Er(3+)-doped gallium- antimony- sulfur glasses., Jiao, Qing, Li Ge, Li Lini, Lin Changgui, Wang Guoxiang, Liu Zijun, Dai Shixun, Xu Tiefeng, and Zhang Qinyuan , Sci Rep, 2017 Jan 20, Volume 7, p.41168, (2017)

Gallium-Doped Li7La3Zr2O12 Garnet-Type Electrolytes with High Lithium-Ion Conductivity., Wu, Jian-Fang, Chen En-Yi, Yu Yao, Liu Lin, Wu Yue, Pang Wei Kong, Peterson Vanessa K., and Guo Xin , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Jan 18, Volume 9, Issue 2, p.1542-1552, (2017)

Acinetobacter baumannii Biofilm Formation in Human Serum and Disruption by Gallium., Runci, Federica, Bonchi Carlo, Frangipani Emanuela, Visaggio Daniela, and Visca Paolo , Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 2017 Jan, Volume 61, Issue 1, (2017)

Beyond Oxidation States: Distinguishing Chemical States of Gallium in Compounds with Multiple Gallium Centers., Yang, Linju, Bourque Jeremy L., McLeod John A., Shen Pengfei, Baines Kim M., and Liu Lijia , Inorg Chem, 2017 Feb 10, (2017)

Direct Electrical Probing of Periodic Modulation of Zinc-Dopant Distributions in Planar Gallium Arsenide Nanowires., Choi, Wonsik, Seabron Eric, Mohseni Parsian K., Kim Jeong Dong, Gokus Tobias, Cernescu Adrian, Pochet Pascal, Johnson Harley T., Wilson William L., and Li Xiuling , ACS Nano, 2017 Feb 09, (2017)

Bright Room-Temperature Single-Photon Emission from Defects in Gallium Nitride., Berhane, Amanuel M., Jeong Kwang-Yong, Bodrog Zoltán, Fiedler Saskia, Schröder Tim, Triviño Noelia Vico, Palacios Tomás, Gali Adam, Toth Milos, Englund Dirk, et al. , Adv Mater, 2017 Feb 09, (2017)


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