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
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


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 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. 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

Formula Ga(CH3COCHCOCH3)3
CAS 14405-43-7
Pubchem CID 16717626
MDL MFCD00013492
EC No. 238-377-0
IUPAC Name (Z)-4-bis[(Z)-1-methyl-3-oxobut-1-enoxy]gallanyloxypent-3-en-2-one
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
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.

Recent Research

Neurotypic cell attachment and growth on III-nitride lateral polarity structures., Bain, L E., Kirste R, Johnson C A., Ghashghaei H T., Collazo R, and Ivanisevic A , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Jan 1, Volume 58, p.1194-8, (2016)

Effect of gallium nitrate on the expression of osteoprotegerin and receptor activator of nuclear factor‑κB ligand in osteoblasts in vivo and in vitro., Li, Jingwu, Bin Wang Guang-, Feng Xue, Zhang Jing, and Fu Qin , Mol Med Rep, 2016 Jan, Volume 13, Issue 1, p.769-77, (2016)

Antibacterial properties of poly (octanediol citrate)/gallium-containing bioglass composite scaffolds., Zeimaran, Ehsan, Pourshahrestani Sara, Djordjevic Ivan, Pingguan-Murphy Belinda, Kadri Nahrizul Adib, Wren Anthony W., and Towler Mark R. , J Mater Sci Mater Med, 2016 Jan, Volume 27, Issue 1, p.18, (2016)

Ecotoxicological assessment of solar cell leachates: Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) cells show higher activity than organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells., Brun, Nadja Rebecca, Wehrli Bernhard, and Fent Karl , Sci Total Environ, 2016 Feb 1, Volume 543, Issue Pt A, p.703-14, (2016)

Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions., Burke, Benjamin P., Baghdadi Neazar, Kownacka Alicja E., Nigam Shubhanchi, Clemente Gonçalo S., Al-Yassiry Mustafa M., Domarkas Juozas, Lorch Mark, Pickles Martin, Gibbs Peter, et al. , Nanoscale, 2015 Sep 28, Volume 7, Issue 36, p.14889-96, (2015)

A Gallium-Substituted Distibene and an Antimony-Analogue Bicyclo[1.1.0]butane: Synthesis and Solid-State Structures., Tuscher, Lars, Ganesamoorthy Chelladurai, Bläser Dieter, Wölper Christoph, and Schulz Stephan , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2015 Sep 1, Volume 54, Issue 36, p.10657-61, (2015)

Design and properties of novel gallium-doped injectable apatitic cements., Mellier, Charlotte, Fayon Franck, Boukhechba Florian, Verron Elise, LeFerrec Myriam, Montavon Gilles, Lesoeur Julie, Schnitzler Verena, Massiot Dominique, Janvier Pascal, et al. , Acta Biomater, 2015 Sep, Volume 24, p.322-32, (2015)

Pyoverdine and proteases affect the response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to gallium in human serum., Bonchi, Carlo, Frangipani Emanuela, Imperi Francesco, and Visca Paolo , Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 2015 Sep, Volume 59, Issue 9, p.5641-6, (2015)

Hidden order in spin-liquid Gd₃Ga₅O₁₂., Paddison, Joseph A. M., Jacobsen Henrik, Petrenko Oleg A., Fernández-Díaz Maria Teresa, Deen Pascale P., and Goodwin Andrew L. , Science, 2015 Oct 9, Volume 350, Issue 6257, p.179-81, (2015)