Indium Acetylacetonate



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Compound Formula C15H21InO6
Molecular Weight 412.15
Appearance White to light yellow powder
Melting Point 187-189 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 412.037691
Exact Mass 412.037691

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
RTECS Number NL2025000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


Indium Acetylacetonate is a Indium 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. Indium 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 numerous commercial applications for Indium include making bearing alloys, germanium transistors, rectifiers, and photoconductors. 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.


Indium(III) acetylacetonate; 2, 4-Pentanedione indium(III) derivative; In(acac)3; Indium(III) 2, 4-pentanedionate; Indium tris[(2Z)-4-oxopent-2-en-2-olate]; (z)-4-bis[(z)-1-methyl-3-oxobut-1-enoxy]indiganyloxypent-3-en-2-one

Chemical Identifiers

Formula In(C5H7O2)3
CAS 14405-45-9
Pubchem CID 16687813
MDL MFCD00013494
EC No. 238-378-6
IUPAC Name (z)-4-bis[(z)-1-methyl-3-oxobut-1-enoxy]indiganyloxypent-3-en-2-one
SMILES [In+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.In/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 Indium products. Indium (atomic symbol: In, atomic number: 49) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 114.818. The number of electrons in each of indium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 3] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p1. The indium atom has a radius of 162.6 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 193 pm. Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Theodor Richter in 1863. Indium Bohr ModelIt is a relatively rare, extremely soft metal is a lustrous silvery gray and is both malleable and easily fusible. It has similar chemical properties to Elemental Indiumgallium such as a low melting point and the ability to wet glass. Fields such as optics and microelectronics that utilize semiconductor technology have wide uses for indium, especially in the form of Indiun Tin Oxide (ITO). Thin films of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) are used in high-performing solar cells. Indium's name is derived from the Latin word indicum, meaning violet.

Recent Research

Effect of organic solar cells using various power O2 plasma treatments on the indium tin oxide substrate., Ke, Jhong-Ciao, Wang Yeong-Her, Chen Kan-Lin, and Huang Chien-Jung , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 465, p.311-5, (2016)

Pulse electrodeposited nickel-indium tin oxide nanocomposite as an electrocatalyst for non-enzymatic glucose sensing., Sivasakthi, P, Bapu G N. K. Ramesh, and Chandrasekaran Maruthai , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Jan 1, Volume 58, p.782-9, (2016)

Indium acetate toxicity in male reproductive system in rats., Lee, Kuo-Hsin, Chen Hsiu-Ling, Leung Chung-Man, Chen Hsin-Pao, and Hsu Ping-Chi , Environ Toxicol, 2016 Jan, Volume 31, Issue 1, p.68-76, (2016)

Utility of indium-111 octreotide to identify a cardiac metastasis of a carcinoid neoplasm., Farooqui, Mohammed, Rathore Sulaiman, and Ball Timothy , Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent), 2016 Jan, Volume 29, Issue 1, p.76-8, (2016)

Investigation of activation cross sections of proton induced reactions on indium up to 70MeV for practical applications., Tárkányi, F, Ditrói F, Hermanne A, Takács S, and Baba M , Appl Radiat Isot, 2016 Jan, Volume 107, p.391-400, (2016)

Fabrication of Metal-Deposited Indium Tin Oxides: Its Applications to 385 nm Light-Emitting Diodes., Kim, Min Ju, and Kim Tae Geun , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Feb 9, (2016)

High-Throughput Synthesis, Screening, and Scale-Up of Optimized Conducting Indium Tin Oxides., Marchand, Peter, Makwana Neel M., Tighe Christopher J., Gruar Robert I., Parkin Ivan P., Carmalt Claire J., and Darr Jawwad A. , ACS Comb Sci, 2016 Feb 8, Volume 18, Issue 2, p.130-7, (2016)

Core-shell Vanadium Modified Titania@β-In2S3 Hybrid Nanorod Arrays for Superior Interface Stability and Photochemical Activity., Mumtaz, Asad, Mohamed Norani Muti, Mazhar Muhammad, Ehsan Muhammad Ali, and Saheed Mohamed Shuaib Moh , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Feb 8, (2016)

Halide-Amine Co-Passivated Indium Phosphide Colloidal Quantum Dots in Tetrahedral Shape., Kim, Kyungnam, Yoo Dongsuk, Choi Hyekyoung, Tamang Sudarsan, Ko Jae-Hyeon, Kim Sungwoo, Kim Yong-Hyun, and Jeong Sohee , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Feb 5, (2016)

Reactive Sputter Deposition of WO3/Ag/WO3 Film for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)-Free Electrochromic Devices., Yin, Yi, Lan Changyong, Guo Huayang, and Li Chun , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Feb 5, (2016)