Indium Acetylacetonate

CAS 14405-45-9
Linear Formula: In(C5H7O2)3
MDL Number: MFCD00013494
EC No.: 238-378-6

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(2N) 99% Indium Acetylacetonate
(3N) 99.9% Indium Acetylacetonate
(4N) 99.99% Indium Acetylacetonate
(5N) 99.999% Indium Acetylacetonate


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 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
RTECS Number NL2025000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3

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Date Accessed: 10/26/2016
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Indium Acetylacetonate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. IN-ACAC-02 , IN-ACAC-03 , IN-ACAC-04 , IN-ACAC-05

CAS #: 14405-45-9

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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OSHA Haz Com: CFR 1910.1200: Acute Toxicity - Oral [Category 4]
Acute Toxicity - Dermal [Category 4]
Acute Toxicity - Inhalation [Category 4]
Sensitization - Skin [Category 1]
Specific Target Organ Toxicity (Single Exposure) [Category 3]
Signal word: Warning!
Hazard Statement(s): Harmful if swallowed
Harmful in contact with skin
Harmful if inhaled
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause respiratory irritation.

Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Pictogram(s) or Symbol(s):
Precautionary Statement(s):
[Prevention] Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling. Wear
protective gloves and protective clothing. Avoid breathing dusts or mists. Use only outdoors or in a wellventilated
area. Contaminated work clothing must not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective
[Response] If swallowed: Immediately call a poison center or doctor. Rinse mouth. If on skin: Wash with plenty of
water. Call a poison center or doctor if you feel unwell. Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before
reuse. If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. If skin irritation occurs:
Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
[Storage] Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up.
[Disposal] Dispose of contents and container in accordance with US EPA guidelines for the classification and
determination of hazardous waste listed in 40 CFR 261.3. (See Section 13)


Substance/Mixture: Substance
Components: Tris(2,4-pentanedionato)indium(III)
Percent: >99.0%(T)
CAS Number: 14405-45-9
Molecular Weight: 412.15
Chemical Formula: C15H21InO6
Synonyms: Acetylacetone Indium(III) Salt , Indium(III) Acetylacetonate


Inhalation: May cause coughing, difficult breathing and nausea. Call a poison center or doctor if you feel unwell.
Effects of exposure (inhalation) to substance may be delayed. Inhalation of vapors or contact with
substance will result in contamination and potential harmful effects. Move victim to fresh air. Give artificial
respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Keep victim warm and quiet.
Treat symptomatically and supportively. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s)
involved and take precautions to protect themselves.
Skin contact: Call a poison center or doctor if you feel unwell. Effects of exposure (skin contact) to substance may be
delayed. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Remove and isolate contaminated
clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin with running water for at
least 20 minutes. Treat symptomatically and supportively. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the
material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.
Eye contact: If this chemical contacts the eyes, immediately wash (irrigate) the eyes with large amounts of water,
occasionally lifting the lower and upper eyelids. If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention. Move
victim to fresh air. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Keep victim warm and quiet. Treat
symptomatically and supportively. Effects of exposure to substance may be delayed. Ensure that medical
personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Effects of exposure (ingestion) to substance may be delayed. Call a physician or
Poison Control Center immediately. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested the substance;
give artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper
respiratory medical device. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If a person vomits
place them in the recovery position so that vomit will not reenter the mouth and throat. Rinse mouth. Keep
victim warm and quiet. Treat symptomatically and supportively. Ensure that medical personnel are aware
of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.
Acute: No data available
Delayed: May cause skin sensitization. May have effects on the respiratory tract.
Immediate medical attention: WARNING: It might be hazardous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth respiration, because
the inhaled material is harmful. CAUTION: Victim may be a source of contamination. If breathing has
stopped, perform artificial respiration. Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury. Ensure
that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.


Suitable extinguishing media: Dry chemical, CO2 , water spray, or alcohol-resistant foam. Consult with local fire authorities before
attempting large scale fire fighting operations.
Specific hazards arising from the chemical
Hazardous combustion products: These products include: Carbon oxides
Other specific hazards: Closed containers may explode from heat of a fire.
Special precautions for fire-fighters:
Use water spray or fog; do not use straight streams. Dike fire-control water for later disposal; do not scatter the material. Containers may explode when
heated. Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Structural fire fighters' protective clothing provides limited protection in fire situations
ONLY; it may not be effective in spill situations. Wear chemical protective clothing which is specifically recommended by the manufacturer. It may
provide little or no thermal protection.


Personal precautions: Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Do not touch
damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing (Section 8). Warn
unnecessary personnel to move away. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Isolate the hazard area and deny entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel.
Personal protective equipment: Splash goggles. Wear protective clothing (chemical resistant suit and chemical resistant boots). Dust
respirator. Be sure to use a MSHA/NIOSH approved respirator or equivalent. Wear protective gloves
Emergency procedures: Prevent dust cloud. Do not clean-up or dispose except under supervision of a specialist. In case of a spill
and/or a leak, always shut off any sources of ignition, ventilate the area, and excercise caution. Do not
touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Warn
personnel to move away. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks, or flames in immediate area). Stop leak if without risk. Ventilate the area. Absorb with an
inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal container. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
Environmental precautions:
Keep away from living quarters. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Prevent entry into
sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed.


Precautions for safe handling: Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Do not ingest. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid contact with skin.
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels
below recommended exposure limits. Keep container dry. Handle and open container with care. Wear
suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. When using do not eat, drink, or smoke. Keep
away from sources of ignition.
Conditions for safe storage: Store locked up. Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep away from
incompatibles. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent
leakage. Avoid prolonged storage periods.
Storage incompatibilities: Store away from oxidizing agents


Exposure limits:
OSHA PEL (TWA): 0.1 mg (In)/m3
Appropriate engineering controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. Ventilation
is normally required when handling or using this product. Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possibility that workers
could be exposed to the substance. Follow safe industrial engineering/laboratory practices when handling any chemical.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: Dust respirator. Be sure to use a MSHA/NIOSH approved respirator or equivalent.
Hand protection: Nitrile gloves.
Eye protection: Safety glasses.
Skin and body protection: Lab coat.


Physical state (20°C): Solid
Form: Crystal - Powder
Color: White - Slightly pale yellow
Odor: No data available
Odor threshold: No data available

Melting point/freezing point: 186°C (367°F)
Boiling point/range: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Relative density: No data available
Kinematic Viscosity: No data available
Partition coefficient: No data available
n-octanol/water (log Pow)
Flash point: 180°C (356°F)
Flammability (solid, gas): No data available

pH: No data available
Vapor pressure: No data available
Vapor density: No data available
Dynamic Viscosity: No data available
Evaporation rate: No data available
(Butyl Acetate = 1)
Autoignition temperature: No data available
Flammability or explosive limits: No data available
Lower: No data available
Upper: No data available

Water: Insoluble
Soluble: Methanol, Benzene, Acetone, Chloroform, Toluene


Reactivity: Not Available.
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions. (See Section 7)
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: No hazardous reactivity has been reported.
Conditions to avoid: Avoid excessive heat and light.
Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous Decomposition Products: No data available


RTECS Number: NL2025000
Acute Toxicity:
ivn-mus LD50:79 mg/kg
Skin corrosion/irritation:
No data available
Serious eye damage/irritation:
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitization:
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity:
No data available
No data available
IARC: No data available NTP: No data available OSHA: No data available
Reproductive toxicity:
No data available
Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, Eye contact, Ingestion, Skin contact.
Symptoms related to exposure:
Overexposure may result in serious illness or death. Skin contact may result in sensitization. Readily absorbed through skin. Inhalation causes irritation
of the lungs and respiratory system.
Potential Health Effects:
Inhalation causes irritation of the lungs and respiratory system.
Target organ(s):
May cause respiratory irritation.


Fish: No data available
Crustacea: No data available
Algae: No data available
Persistence and degradability: No data available
Bioaccumulative potential (BCF): No data available
Mobillity in soil: No data available
Partition coefficient:
n-octanol/water (log Pow)
No data available
Soil adsorption (Koc): No data available
Henry's Law:
constant (PaM3/mol)
No data available


Disposal of product: Recycle to process if possible. It is the generator's responsibility to comply with Federal, State and Local
rules and regulations. You may be able to dissolve or mix material with a combustible solvent and burn in a
chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber system. This section is intended to provide
assistance but does not replace these laws, nor does compliance in accordance with this section ensure
regulatory compliance according to the law. US EPA guidelines for Identification and Listing of Hazardous
Waste are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261. The product should not be allowed to enter the environment, drains,
water ways, or the soil.
Disposal of container: Dispose of as unused product. Do not re-use empty containers.
Other considerations: Observe all federal, state and local regulations when disposing of the substance.


DOT (US) Non-hazardous for transportation.
IATA Non-hazardous for transportation.
IMDG Non-hazardous for transportation.


Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA 8b.):
This product is ON the EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory.
US Federal Regulations
CERCLA Hazardous substance and Reportable Quantity:
SARA 313: Not Listed
SARA 302: Not Listed
State Regulations
State Right-to-Know
Massachusetts Not Listed
New Jersey Not Listed
Pennsylvania Not Listed
California Proposition 65: Not Listed
Other Information
NFPA Rating:
Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Instability: 0
HMIS Classification:
Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Physical: 0
International Inventories
WHMIS hazard class: D2A: Materials causing other toxic effects. (Very Toxic)
D2B: Materials causing other toxic effects. (Toxic)
Canada: NDSL On NDSL
EC-No: 238-378-6


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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 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 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

Linear Formula In(C5H7O2)3
CAS 14405-45-9
Pubchem CID 16687813
MDL Number 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

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Determination of mutagenicity and genotoxicity of indium tin oxide nanoparticles using the Ames test and micronucleus assay., Akyıl, Dilek, Eren Yasin, Konuk Muhsin, Tepekozcan Aykut, and Sağlam Esra , Toxicol Ind Health, 2016 Sep, Volume 32, Issue 9, p.1720-8, (2016)

Dinucleating Ligand Platforms Supporting Indium and Zinc Catalysts for Cyclic Ester Polymerization., Kremer, Alexandre B., Osten Kimberly M., Yu Insun, Ebrahimi Tannaz, and Mehrkhodavandi Parisa , Inorg Chem, 2016 May 17, (2016)

Indium Oxide as a Superior Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis by CO2 Hydrogenation., Martin, Oliver, Martín Antonio J., Mondelli Cecilia, Mitchell Sharon, Segawa Takuya F., Hauert Roland, Drouilly Charlotte, Curulla-Ferré Daniel, and Perez-Ramirez Javier , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 May 17, Volume 55, Issue 21, p.6261-5, (2016)

Effects of a powered air-purifying respirator intervention on indium exposure reduction and indium related biomarkers among ITO sputter target manufacturing workers., Liu, Hung-Hsin, Chen Chang-Yuh, Lan Cheng-Hang, Chang Cheng-Ping, and Peng Chiung-Yu , J Occup Environ Hyg, 2016 May, Volume 13, Issue 5, p.346-55, (2016)

Work Function Modification of Tungsten-Doped Indium Oxides Deposited by the Co-Sputtering Method., Oh, Gyujin, Jeon Jia, Lee Kyoung Su, and Kim Eun Kyu , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2016 May, Volume 16, Issue 5, p.5109-13, (2016)

Non-Stoichiometric Amorphous Indium Selenide Thin Films as a Buffer Layer for CIGS Solar Cells with Various Temperatures in Rapid Thermal Annealing., Yoo, Myoung Han, and Kim Nam-Hoon , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2016 May, Volume 16, Issue 5, p.5070-3, (2016)

Amorphous Indium Selenide Thin Films Prepared by RF Sputtering: Thickness-Induced Characteristics., Han, Myoung Yoo, Park Yong Seob, and Kim Nam-Hoon , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2016 May, Volume 16, Issue 5, p.5128-32, (2016)

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