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

CAS Number
Ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate

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10568-03 1g 83.00
10568-06 5g 357.00
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Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate, Ru 24% min


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
260° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
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: P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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