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Tris(2,2'-bipyridine)dichlororuthenium(II) Hexahydrate

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C30H24C2N6Ru . 6H2O

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Tris(2,2'-bipyridine)dichlororuthenium(II) Hexahydrate
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Compound Formula


Molecular Weight



Orange to Red Powder

Melting Point

>300 °C

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Exact Mass


Monoisotopic Mass


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Tris(2,2'-bipyridine)dichlororuthenium(II) Hexahydrate, Ru(bpy)3, is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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-tris(2, 2'-bipyridyl) dichloride hexahydrate; [Ru(bpy)3]Cl2

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

C30H24C2N6Ru . 6H2O

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dichlororuthenium; 2-pyridin-2-ylpyridine; hexahydrate



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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.

Recent Research

Determination of pholcodine in syrups and human plasma using the chemiluminescence system of tris(1,10 phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) and acidic Ce(IV)., Delouei, Nastaran Jafari, Mokhtari Ali, and Jamali Mohammad Reza , Luminescence, 2017 May, Volume 32, Issue 3, p.387-393, (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)

Hydroxy-Directed Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkene/Alkyne Coupling: Increased Scope, Stereochemical Implications, and Mechanistic Rationale., Rummelt, Stephan M., Cheng Gui-Juan, Gupta Puneet, Thiel Walter, and Fürstner Alois , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 13, p.3599-3604, (2017)

Outer-Sphere 2 e(-) /2 H(+) Transfer Reactions of Ruthenium(II)-Amine and Ruthenium(IV)-Amido Complexes., Cattaneo, Mauricio, Ryken Scott A., and Mayer James M. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 13, p.3675-3678, (2017)

Ruthenium nitrosyl functionalized graphene quantum dots as an efficient nanoplatform for NIR-light-controlled and mitochondria-targeted delivery of nitric oxide combined with photothermal therapy., Guo, Min, Xiang Hui-Jing, Wang Yi, Zhang Qian-Ling, An Lu, Yang Shi-Ping, Ma Yinchu, Wang Yucai, and Liu Jin-Gang , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Mar 18, Volume 53, Issue 22, p.3253-3256, (2017)

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of In Situ Generated Isochromenylium Intermediates by Copper/Ruthenium Tandem Catalysis., Miao, Tingting, Tian Zi-You, He Yan-Mei, Chen Fei, Chen Ya, Yu Zhi-Xiang, and Fan Qing-Hua , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Mar 15, (2017)

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)

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)

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)


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