Ruthenium(III) Iodide



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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
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


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

Formula RuI3
CAS 13896-65-6
Pubchem CID 176256
MDL MFCD00016316
EC No. 237-664-8
IUPAC Name triiodoruthenium
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
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

Solvation structure around ruthenium(II) tris(bipyridine) in lithium halide solutions., Josefsson, Ida, Eriksson Susanna K., Rensmo Håkan, and Odelius Michael , Struct Dyn, 2016 Mar, Volume 3, Issue 2, p.023607, (2016)

The studies on the cytotoxicity in vitro, cellular uptake, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis-inducing properties of ruthenium methylimidazole complex [Ru(MeIm)4(p-cpip)](2.)., Chen, Lan-Mei, Peng Fa, Li Guo-Dong, Jie Xin-Ming, Cai Kang-Rong, Cai Chun, Zhong Yu, Zeng Hua, Li Wu, Zhang Zhen, et al. , J Inorg Biochem, 2016 Mar, Volume 156, p.64-74, (2016)

Dinuclear ruthenium complexes display loop isomer selectivity to c-MYC DNA G-quadriplex and exhibit anti-tumour activity., Zheng, Chuping, Liu Yanan, Liu Ying, Qin Xiuying, Zhou Yanhui, and Liu Jie , J Inorg Biochem, 2016 Mar, Volume 156, p.122-32, (2016)

Ruthenium(II) complexes of 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione: Cytotoxicity against tumor cells and anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity enhanced upon combination with benznidazole., Corrêa, Rodrigo S., da Silva Monize M., Graminha Angelica E., Meira Cássio S., Santos Jamyle A. F. Dos, Moreira Diogo R. M., Soares Milena B. P., Von Poelhsitz Gustavo, Castellano Eduardo E., Bloch Carlos, et al. , J Inorg Biochem, 2016 Mar, Volume 156, p.153-63, (2016)

Gas-phase chemistry of ruthenium and rhodium carbonyl complexes., Cao, Shiwei, Wang Yang, Qin Zhi, Fan Fangli, Haba Hiromitsu, Komori Yukiko, Wu Xiaolei, Tan Cunmin, and Zhang Xin , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2016 Jan 7, Volume 18, Issue 1, p.119-25, (2016)

Unexpected higher stabilisation of two classical antiaromatic frameworks with a ruthenium fragment compared to the osmium counterpart: origin probed by DFT calculations., Wu, Jingjing, Hao Yulei, An Ke, and Zhu Jun , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 Jan 7, Volume 52, Issue 2, p.272-5, (2016)

A mercuric ensemble based on a cycloruthenated complex as a visual probe for iodide in aqueous solution., Su, Xianlong, Guo Lieping, Ma Yajuan, and Li Xianghong , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Jan 5, Volume 152, p.468-74, (2016)

Upgrading ethanol to 1-butanol with a homogeneous air-stable ruthenium catalyst., Tseng, Kuei-Nin T., Lin Steve, Kampf Jeff W., and Szymczak Nathaniel K. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 Feb 9, Volume 52, Issue 14, p.2901-4, (2016)

Polymer-Based Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Chromophores on TiO2 for Solar Energy Conversion., Schanze, Kirk S., Leem Gyu, Morseth Zachary A., Wee Kyung-Ryang, Jiang Junlin, M Brennaman Kyle, and Papanikolas John M. , Chem Asian J, 2016 Feb 8, (2016)

DNA binding properties, histidine interaction and cytotoxicity studies of water soluble ruthenium(ii) terpyridine complexes., Lazić, Dejan, Arsenijević Aleksandar, Puchta Ralph, Bugarčić Živadin D., and Rilak Ana , Dalton Trans, 2016 Feb 8, (2016)