Ruthenium(III) Iodide

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(2N) 99% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-02 Pricing
(2N5) 99.5% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-025 Pricing
(3N) 99.9% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-03 Pricing
(3N5) 99.95% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-035 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Ruthenium Iodide RU-I-05 Pricing


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

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

A Thermo- and Photo-Switchable Ruthenium Initiator For Olefin Metathesis., Sashuk, Volodymyr, and Danylyuk Oksana , Chemistry, 2016 May 4, Volume 22, Issue 19, p.6528-31, (2016)

Controlling the Direction of the Molecular Axis of Rod-Shaped Binuclear Ruthenium Complexes on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes., Ozawa, Hiroaki, Kosaka Kazuma, Kita Tomomi, Yoshikawa Kai, and Haga Masa-Aki , Chemistry, 2016 May 4, Volume 22, Issue 19, p.6575-82, (2016)

Remarkable thermal stability of gold nanoparticles functionalised with ruthenium phthalocyanine complexes., King, Shirin R., Shimmon Susan, Gentle Angus R., Westerhausen Mika T., Dowd Annette, and McDonagh Andrew M. , Nanotechnology, 2016 May 27, Volume 27, Issue 21, p.215702, (2016)

Protein-binding, cytotoxicity in vitro and cell cycle arrest of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes., Liu, Si-Hong, Zhu Jian-Wei, Xu Hui-Hua, Wang Yan, Liu Ya-Min, Liang Jun-Bo, Zhang Gui-Qiang, Cao Di-Hua, Lin Yang-Yang, Wu Yong, et al. , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 May 15, Volume 161, p.77-82, (2016)

Synthesis, spectral characterization, DNA interaction, radical scavenging and cytotoxicity studies of ruthenium(II) hydrazone complexes., Mohanraj, Maruthachalam, Ayyannan Ganesan, Raja Gunasekaran, and Jayabalakrishnan Chinnasamy , J Photochem Photobiol B, 2016 May, Volume 158, p.164-73, (2016)

Immobilization and electrochemical properties of ruthenium and iridium complexes on carbon electrodes., Gupta, Ayush, Blakemore James D., Brunschwig Bruce S., and Gray Harry B. , J Phys Condens Matter, 2016 Mar 9, Volume 28, Issue 9, p.094002, (2016)

Correction: Self-assembly of arene ruthenium acylpyrazolone fragments to tetranuclear metallacycles. Molecular structures and solid-state (15)N CPMAS NMR correlations., Pettinari, Riccardo, Marchetti Fabio, Pettinari Claudio, Condello Francesca, Skelton Brian W., White Allan H., Chierotti Michele R., and Gobetto Roberto , Dalton Trans, 2016 Mar 28, Volume 45, Issue 12, p.5404, (2016)

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydroarylation and One-Pot Twofold Unsymmetrical C-H Functionalization of Arenes., Ghosh, Koushik, Rit Raja K., Ramesh E, and Sahoo Akhila K. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Mar 23, (2016)

Anticancer Activity Studies of Ruthenium(II) Complex Toward Human Osteosarcoma HOS Cells., Zhu, Jian-Wei, Liu Si-Hong, Zhang Gui-Qiang, Xu Hui-Hua, Wang Yu-Xuan, Wu Yong, Liu Ya-Min, Wang Yan, Liang Jun-Bo, and Guo Qi-Feng , J Membr Biol, 2016 Mar 23, (2016)

Asymmetric Three Component Coupling Reaction of Alkyne, Enone, and Aldehyde Catalyzed by Chiral Phebox Ruthenium Catalysts., Ubukata, Shino, Ito Jun-Ichi, Oguri Ryota, and Nishiyama Hisao , J Org Chem, 2016 Mar 23, (2016)