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14284-93-6 - Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate, Ru 24% min - Ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate - Tris(acetylacetonato)ruthenium(III) - 10568 - Alfa Aesar

10568 Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate, Ru 24% min

CAS Number
Ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate

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Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate, Ru 24% min


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
260° dec.
Soluble in most organic solvents such as acetone, chlorinated hydrocarbons, alcohols, cyclohexane and benzene. Insoluble in water.


Precursor for the preparation of other compounds of ruthenium. Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate is employed as a recyclable catalyst for certain organic transformations like the acetylation of phenols, alcohols, and amines under neat conditions. It is also used as a homogeneous catalyst, for example, in the hydrolysis of sodium borohydride and regiospecific tritiation of aromatic carboxylic acids. It is also used as a catalyst for enantioselective hydrogenation of acids such as aryl acrylic acid and aryl propenic acid.


Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agent. Store in a tightly closed pack. The compound may be recovered and reused at least three times without a significant loss in yields.

Literature References

Varala, R.; Nasreen, A.; Adapa, S. R. Ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate [Ru(acac)3] — An efficient recyclable catalyst for the acetylation of phenols, alcohols, and amines under neat conditions. Can. J. Chem. 2007, 85 (2), 148-152.

Hesk, D.; Jones, J. R.; Lockley, W. J. S. Regiospecific Tritium Labeling of Aromatic Acids, Amides, Amines and Heterocyclics Using Homogeneous Rhodium Trichloride and Ruthenium Acetylacetonate Catalysts. J. Labelled Compd. Rad. 1990, 28 (12), 1427-1436.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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