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Ruthenium(III) Iodide

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(2N) 99% Ruthenium Iodide
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(2N5) 99.5% Ruthenium Iodide
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(3N) 99.9% Ruthenium Iodide
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(3N5) 99.95% Ruthenium Iodide
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(4N) 99.99% Ruthenium Iodide
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(5N) 99.999% Ruthenium Iodide
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590 °C (1094 °F)

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5.27 g/cm3

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482.617767 Da

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

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Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335-H360
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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

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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 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

Monte Carlo simulation of ruthenium eye plaques with GEANT4: influence of multiple scattering algorithms, the spectrum and the geometry on depth dose profiles., Sommer, H, Ebenau M, Spaan B, and Eichmann M , Phys Med Biol, 2017 Mar 07, Volume 62, Issue 5, p.1848-1864, (2017)

Influence of components of tumour microenvironment on the response of HCT-116 colorectal cancer to the ruthenium-based drug NAMI-A., Bergamo, Alberta, Pelillo Chiara, Chambery Angela, and Sava Gianni , J Inorg Biochem, 2017 Mar, Volume 168, p.90-97, (2017)

Studies on the mechanism of action of antitumor bis(aminophenolate) ruthenium(III) complexes., Dömötör, Orsolya, de Almeida Rodrigo F. M., Côrte-Real Leonor, Matos Cristina P., Marques Fernanda, Matos António, Real Carla, Kiss Tamás, Enyedy Éva Anna, M Garcia Helena, et al. , J Inorg Biochem, 2017 Mar, Volume 168, p.27-37, (2017)

Synthesis and characterisation of ruthenium-nitrosyl complexes in oxygen-rich ligand environments., V Krishnan, Mahesh, Arman Hadi D., and Tonzetich Zachary J. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 24, Volume 46, Issue 4, p.1186-1193, (2017)

Water oxidation catalyzed by a charge-neutral mononuclear ruthenium(iii) complex., Lu, Zhongkai, Gao Yan, Chen Hu, Liu Zhao, and Sun Licheng , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 24, Volume 46, Issue 4, p.1304-1310, (2017)

The mechanism of activation of amidobenzylidene ruthenium chelates - latent catalysts of olefin metathesis., Rogalski, Szymon, Żak Patrycja, Tadeuszyk Natalia, Pyta Krystian, Przybylski Piotr, and Pietraszuk Cezary , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 24, Volume 46, Issue 4, p.1277-1282, (2017)

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Addition of Aromatic Amides to Internal Alkynes and Subsequent Intramolecular Cyclization for the Atom-Economical Synthesis of Isoindolinones., Miura, Hiroki, Terajima Sachie, Tsutsui Kentaro, and Shishido Tetsuya , J Org Chem, 2017 Jan 20, Volume 82, Issue 2, p.1231-1239, (2017)

Fast-Initiating, Ruthenium-based Catalysts for Improved Activity in Highly E-Selective Cross Metathesis., Ahmed, Tonia S., and Grubbs Robert H. , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Jan 20, (2017)

Bis(Cyclic Alkyl Amino Carbene) Ruthenium Complexes: A Versatile, Highly Efficient Tool for Olefin Metathesis., Gawin, Rafał, Kozakiewicz Anna, Guńka Piotr A., Dąbrowski Paweł, and Skowerski Krzysztof , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Jan 19, Volume 56, Issue 4, p.981-986, (2017)

Ruthenium-catalyzed meta/ortho-selective C-H alkylation of azoarenes using alkyl bromides., Li, Gang, Ma Xingxing, Jia Chunqi, Han Qingqing, Wang Ya, Wang Junjie, Yu Liuyang, and Yang Suling , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 19, Volume 53, Issue 7, p.1261-1264, (2017)


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