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Gallium Acetylacetonate

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(2N) 99% Gallium Acetylacetonate
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Gallium Acetylacetonate Properties

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White to Pale Yellow


1.42 g/cm3

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Gallium Acetylacetonate Health & Safety Information

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

About Gallium Acetylacetonate

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 Acetylacetonate Synonyms

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 Elements

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

From Bidentate Gallium Lewis Acids to Supramolecular Complexes., Horstmann, Jan, Hyseni Mentor, Mix Andreas, Neumann Beate, Stammler Hans-Georg, and Mitzel Norbert W. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 May 22, Volume 56, Issue 22, p.6107-6111, (2017)

Understanding the biomimetic properties of gallium in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: an XAS and XPS study., Porcaro, F, Bonchi C, Ugolini A, Frangipani E, Polzonetti G, Visca P, Meneghini C, and Battocchio C , Dalton Trans, 2017 May 19, (2017)

Equilibrium, kinetic and structural properties of gallium(III)- and some divalent metal complexes formed with the new DATAm and DATA5m ligands., Farkas, Edit, Nagel Johannes, Waldron Bradley, Parker David, Tóth Imre, Brücher Ernő, Rösch Frank, and Baranyai Zsolt , Chemistry, 2017 May 15, (2017)

Gallium Modified HUSY Zeolite as an Effective Cosupport for NiMo Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst and the Catalyst's High Isomerization Selectivity., Zhou, Wenwu, Zhou Yasong, Wei Qiang, Du Lin, Ding Sijia, Jiang Shujiao, Zhang Yanan, and Zhang Qing , Chemistry, 2017 May 03, (2017)

(68)Ga or (18)F for Prostate Cancer Imaging?, Kesch, Claudia, Kratochwil Clemens, Mier Walter, Kopka Klaus, and Giesel Frederik L. , J Nucl Med, 2017 May, Volume 58, Issue 5, p.687-688, (2017)

Desferrioxamine and desferrioxamine-caffeine as carriers of aluminum and gallium to microbes via the Trojan Horse Effect., Huayhuaz, Jesus Antonio Al, Vitorino Hector Aguilar, Campos Othon Souto, Serrano Silvia Helena Pir, Kaneko Telma Mary, and Espósito Breno Pannia , J Trace Elem Med Biol, 2017 May, Volume 41, p.16-22, (2017)

Erbium, Chromium:Yttrium-Scandium-Gallium-Garnet Laser Effectively Ablates Single-Species Biofilms on Titanium Disks Without Detectable Surface Damage., Strever, Jason M., Lee Jaebum, Ealick William, Peacock Mark, Shelby Daniel, Susin Cristiano, Mettenberg Donald, El-Awady Ahmed, Rueggeberg Frederick, and Cutler Christopher W. , J Periodontol, 2017 May, Volume 88, Issue 5, p.484-492, (2017)

THREE DIAGNOSES ON ONE GALLIUM-68 DOTATATE SCAN., Yu, Run, Quon Andrew, and J Hecht Randolph , Endocr Pract, 2017 Mar 23, (2017)

Orbitally driven low thermal conductivity of monolayer gallium nitride (GaN) with planar honeycomb structure: a comparative study., Qin, Zhenzhen, Qin Guangzhao, Zuo Xu, Xiong Zhihua, and Hu Ming , Nanoscale, 2017 Mar 15, (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 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2985-2991, (2017)


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