Gallium Acetylacetonate

CAS 14405-43-7
Linear Formula: Ga(CH3COCHCOCH3)3
MDL Number: MFCD00013492
EC No.: 238-377-0

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(2N) 99% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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(3N) 99.9% Gallium Acetylacetonate
GA-ACAC-03 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Gallium Acetylacetonate
GA-ACAC-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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Compound Formula C15H21GaO6
Molecular Weight 367.05
Appearance White to Pale Yellow
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.42 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 366.059
Exact Mass 366.059

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

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Ga(CH3COCHCOCH3)3
CAS 14405-43-7
Pubchem CID 16717626
MDL Number MFCD00013492
EC No. 238-377-0
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name (Z)-4-bis[(Z)-1-methyl-3-oxobut-1-enoxy]gallanyloxypent-3-en-2-one
SMILES [Ga+3].O=C(/C=C(\[O-])C)C.[O-]\C(=C/C(=O)C)C.[O-]\C(=C/C(=O)C)C
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3C5H8O2.Ga/c3*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 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.

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Should we stop offering indium-111 octreotide scans in favour of gallium-68 PET-CT scans in the UK?, Kalsy, Neena, and Vinjamuri Sobhan , Nucl Med Commun, 2016 Sep 8, (2016)

Gallium(III)-Containing, Sandwich-Type Heteropolytungstates: Synthesis, Solution Characterization, and Hydrolytic Studies toward Phosphoester and Phosphoanhydride Bond Cleavage., Kandasamy, Balamurugan, Vanhaecht Stef, Nkala Fiona Marylyn, Beelen Tessa, Bassil Bassem S., Parac-Vogt Tatjana N., and Kortz Ulrich , Inorg Chem, 2016 Sep 19, Volume 55, Issue 18, p.9204-11, (2016)

Molecular fingerprint-region spectroscopy from 5 to 12  μm using an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide optical parametric oscillator., Maidment, Luke, Schunemann Peter G., and Reid Derryck T. , Opt Lett, 2016 Sep 15, Volume 41, Issue 18, p.4261-4, (2016)

Evaluation of Gallium as a Tracer of Exogenous Hemoglobin-Haptoglobin Complexes for Targeted Drug Delivery Applications., Xu, Shengsheng, and Kaltashov Igor A. , J Am Soc Mass Spectrom, 2016 Sep 12, (2016)

Gallium-68 EDTA PET/CT for Renal Imaging., Hofman, Michael S., and Hicks Rodney J. , Semin Nucl Med, 2016 Sep, Volume 46, Issue 5, p.448-61, (2016)

Gallium-68 PET: A Powerful Generator-based Alternative to Infection and Inflammation Imaging., Vorster, Mariza, Maes Alex, van de Wiele Christophe, and Sathekge Mike , Semin Nucl Med, 2016 Sep, Volume 46, Issue 5, p.436-47, (2016)

Bifunctional Gallium-68 Chelators: Past, Present, and Future., Spang, Philipp, Herrmann Christian, and Roesch Frank , Semin Nucl Med, 2016 Sep, Volume 46, Issue 5, p.373-94, (2016)

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Structural characterization and anti-cancerous potential of gallium bioactive glass/hydrogel composites., Keenan, T J., Placek L M., Coughlan A, Bowers G M., Hall M M., and Wren A W. , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Nov 20, Volume 153, p.482-91, (2016)

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