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12536 Cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate

CAS Number
Cobalt(III) acetylacetonate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
12536-06 5g 21.50
12536-14 25g 51.60
12536-22 100g 128.00
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Cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
211° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Moisture Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in methanol and halogenated solvents. Slightly soluble in acetone, aromatic solvents and aliphatic solvents. Insoluble in water.


Cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate is used as a polymerization catalyst, vulcanizing agent, pigment in resins and glass. It is also used for the preparation of monoporphyrinates. Further, it is used in kinetic studies of iron-sulfur proteins. In addition to this, it reacts with trimethylaluminum to prepare Me(Sub>3Al/Co(acac)3.


Moisture sensitive. Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Yu, X.; Wang, D.; Peng, Q.; Li, Y. Pt-M (M= Cu,Co,Ni, Fe) Nanocrystals: From Small Nanoparticles to Wormlike Nanowires by Oriented Attachment. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19 (1), 233-239.

Li, H.; Sun, C. L.; Yu, M.; Yu, D. G.; Li, B. J.; Shi, Z. J. The Catalytic Ability of Various Transition Metals in the Direct Functionalization of Aromatic C-H Bonds. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17 (13), 3593-3597.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H317-H334-H350

Harmful if swallowed. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P264b-P270-P272-P280g-P281-P285-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P341-P308+P313-P330-P333+P313-P342+P311-P363-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves. Use personal protective equipment as required. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation or rash occurs: If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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