Ruthenium(III) Iodide

CAS 13896-65-6
Linear Formula: RuI3
MDL Number: MFCD00016316
EC No.: 237-664-8

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Compound Formula I3Ru
Molecular Weight 481.78
Appearance powder
Melting Point 590 °C (1094 °F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 5.27 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 482.617767 Da
Exact Mass 482.617753

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335-H360
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3


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(3+) triiodide, ruthenium triiodide, triiodoruthenium

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula RuI3
CAS 13896-65-6
Pubchem CID 176256
MDL Number MFCD00016316
EC No. 237-664-8
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name triiodoruthenium
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3HI.Ru/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-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 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.


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.

Recent Research

Insights into anticancer activity and mechanism of action of a ruthenium(II) complex in human esophageal squamous carcinoma EC109 cells., Guo, Liubin, Lv Gaochao, Qiu Ling, Yang Hui, Zhang Li, Yu Huixin, Zou Meifen, and Lin Jianguo , Eur J Pharmacol, 2016 Sep 5, Volume 786, p.60-71, (2016)

A theoretical study of ruthenium complexes with 2,2'-biimidazole-like ligands: structural, optical and emissive properties., Xia, Shu-Hua, Fang Wei-Hai, Cui Ganglong, and Daniel Chantal , Photochem Photobiol Sci, 2016 Sep 31, Volume 15, Issue 9, p.1138-47, (2016)

Ruthenium(ii) complexes of hemilabile pincer ligands: synthesis and catalysing the transfer hydrogenation of ketones., Nair, Ashwin G., McBurney Roy T., D Walker Barney, Page Michael J., Gatus Mark R. D., Bhadbhade Mohan, and Messerle Barbara A. , Dalton Trans, 2016 Sep 28, Volume 45, Issue 36, p.14335-42, (2016)

Asymmetric dimerization of aniline-ruthenium-dioxolene complex driven by stepwise PCET., Kikuchi, T, Kobayashi K, Tsuge K, Kitagawa S, and Tanaka K , Dalton Trans, 2016 Sep 28, Volume 45, Issue 36, p.14030-4, (2016)

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Dialkoxymethane Ethers Utilizing Carbon Dioxide and Molecular Hydrogen., Thenert, Katharina, Beydoun Kassem, Wiesenthal Jan, Leitner Walter, and Klankermayer Jürgen , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Sep 26, Volume 55, Issue 40, p.12266-12269, (2016)

Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of ruthenium(III) complexes derived from chitosan schiff base., Vadivel, T, and Dhamodaran M , Int J Biol Macromol, 2016 Sep, Volume 90, p.44-52, (2016)

Preparation of Different Substitued Polypyridine Ligands, Ruthenium(II)-Bridged Complexes and Spectoscopıc Studies., Obali, Aslihan Yilmaz, and Ucan Halil Ismet , J Fluoresc, 2016 Sep, Volume 26, Issue 5, p.1685-97, (2016)

The induction of apoptosis in HepG-2 cells by ruthenium(II) complexes through an intrinsic ROS-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction pathway., Zeng, Chuan-Chuan, Lai Shang-Hai, Yao Jun-Hua, Zhang Cheng, Yin Hui, Li Wei, Han Bing-Jie, and Liu Yun-Jun , Eur J Med Chem, 2016 Oct 21, Volume 122, p.118-26, (2016)

Electrogenerated chemiluminescence of tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) using N-(3-aminopropyl)diethanolamine as coreactant., Kitte, Shimeles Addisu, Wang Chao, Li Suping, Zholudov Yuriy, Qi Liming, Li Jianping, and Xu Guobao , Anal Bioanal Chem, 2016 Oct, Volume 408, Issue 25, p.7059-65, (2016)

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