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Ruthenium(III) Iodide

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Ruthenium(III) Iodide Properties

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590 °C (1094 °F)

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5.27 g/cm3

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482.617767 Da

Ruthenium(III) Iodide Health & Safety Information

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Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335-H360
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About Ruthenium(III) Iodide

Iodide IonRuthenium Iodide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Iodide compounds are used in internal medicine. Treating an iodide with Ruthenium dioxide and sulfuric acid sublimes the iodine. 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.

Ruthenium(III) Iodide Synonyms

Ruthenium(3+) triiodide, ruthenium triiodide, triiodoruthenium

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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 Ruthenium products. Ruthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 elemen with an atomic weight of 101.07. Ruthenium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by J?drzej ?niadecki in 1807. It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. Elemental RutheniumIn its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia.

See more Iodine products. Iodine (atomic symbol: I, atomic number: 53) is a Block P, Group 17, Period 5 element with an atomic radius of 126.90447. The number of electrons in each of Iodine's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 7 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p5. The iodine atom has a radius of 140 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 198 pm. In its elemental form, iodine has a lustrous metallic gray appearance as a solid and a violet appearance as a gas or liquid solution. Elemental IodineIodine forms compounds with many elements, but is less active than the other halogens. It dissolves readily in chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, or carbon disulfide. Iodine compounds are important in organic chemistry and very useful in the field of medicine. Iodine was discovered and first isolated by Bernard Courtois in 1811. The name Iodine is derived from the Greek word "iodes" meaning violet.

Recent Research

Lipophilicity-antiproliferative activity relationship study leads to the preparation of a ruthenium(II) arene complex with considerable in vitro cytotoxicity against cancer cells and a lower in vivo toxicity in zebrafish embryos than clinically approved, Haghdoost, MohammadMehdi, Golbaghi Golara, Létourneau Myriam, Patten Shunmoogum A., and Castonguay Annie , Eur J Med Chem, 2017 May 26, Volume 132, p.282-293, (2017)

Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Redox-Neutral [3+2] Annulation of Indoles with Internal Alkynes via C-H Bond Activation: Accessing a Pyrroloindolone Scaffold., Xie, Yanan, Wu Xiaowei, Li Chunpu, Wang Jiang, Li Jian, and Liu Hong , J Org Chem, 2017 May 19, Volume 82, Issue 10, p.5263-5273, (2017)

Synthesis of m-Alkylphenols via a Ruthenium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization of Phenol Derivatives., Li, Gang, Gao Panpan, Lv Xulu, Qu Chen, Yan Qingkai, Wang Ya, Yang Suling, and Wang Junjie , Org Lett, 2017 May 19, Volume 19, Issue 10, p.2682-2685, (2017)

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidative Annulation and Hydroarylation of Chromene-3-carboxamides with Alkynes via Double C-H Functionalization., Tulichala, R N. Prasad, Shankar Mallepalli, and Swamy K C. Kumara , J Org Chem, 2017 May 19, Volume 82, Issue 10, p.5068-5079, (2017)

Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C-C Arylations and Alkylations: Decarbamoylative C-C Functionalizations., Moselage, Marc, Li Jie, Kramm Frederik, and Ackermann Lutz , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 May 02, Volume 56, Issue 19, p.5341-5344, (2017)

Role of Mediator and Effects of Temperature on ortho-C-N Bond Fusion Reactions of Aniline Using Ruthenium Templates: Isolation and Characterization of New Ruthenium Complexes of the in-Situ-Generated Ligands., Roy, Suman K., Sengupta Debabrata, Rath Santi Prasad, Saha Tanushri, Samanta Subhas, and Goswami Sreebrata , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.4966-4977, (2017)

Stepwise Deoxygenation of Nitrite as a Route to Two Families of Ruthenium Corroles: Group 8 Periodic Trends and Relativistic Effects., Alemayehu, Abraham B., Vazquez-Lima Hugo, Gagnon Kevin J., and Ghosh Abhik , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.5285-5294, (2017)

Unique Ruthenium Bimetallic Supramolecular Cages From C4-Symmetric Tetrapyridyl Metalloligands., Ryu, Ji Yeon, Wi Eun Hye, Pait Moumita, Lee Sunwoo, Stang Peter J., and Lee Junseong , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.5471-5477, (2017)

Ruthenium(II) piano stool coordination compounds with aminomethylphosphanes: Synthesis, characterisation and preliminary biological study in vitro., Płotek, Michał, Starosta Radosław, Komarnicka Urszula K., Skórska-Stania Agnieszka, Kołoczek Przemysław, and Kyzioł Agnieszka , J Inorg Biochem, 2017 May, Volume 170, p.178-187, (2017)

Disaggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide fibril formation by ruthenium polypyridyl complexes., Zhu, Dengsen, Gong Gehui, Wang Wenji, and Du Weihong , J Inorg Biochem, 2017 May, Volume 170, p.109-116, (2017)


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