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A14920 Copper(II) 2,4-pentanedionate, 98%

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A14920-14 25g 26.40
A14920-18 50g 39.00
A14920-22 100g 57.40
A14920-36 500g 212.00
A14920-0B 1000g 349.00
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Copper(II) 2,4-pentanedionate, 98%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 286° dec.
Boiling Point
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Insoluble in water.


Copper(II) 2,4-pentanedionate is used as a catalyst for carbene transfer reactions, coupling reactions and Michael addition reactions. It is also used as a catalyst for the polymerization of olefins and transesterification reactions as well as a PVC stabilizer. Further, it is used as a curing agent for epoxy resins, acrylic adhesives, silicone rubbers. In addition to this, it is used as a lubricant additive and paint drier.


Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

The most effective of a number of metal chelates studied in enabling the reduction of aromatic nitro-compounds by sodium borohydride: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 2409 (1979).

Promotes the coupling of organozinc reagents with allylic halides to give , δ-unsaturated esters: Tetrahedron Lett., 24, 2749 (1983).

Catalyst for the carbenoid reaction of diazoacetate esters with silyl enol ethers to give siloxycyclopropanes: Liebigs Ann. Chem., 512 (1984); Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 573 (1998).

In catalytic amounts promotes the selective O-benzylation of primary alcohols with benzyl chloride, in the presence of secondary alcohols or phenols: Tetrahedron Lett., 44, 8483 (2003). For a brief feature on uses of the reagent in synthesis, see: Synlett, 2859 (2005).

Jia, Y.; Su, J.; Chen, Z.; Tan, K.; Chen, Q.; Cao, Z.; Jiang, Y.; Xie, Z.; Zheng, L. Composition-tunable synthesis of Pt-Cu octahedral alloy nanocrystals from PtCu to PtCu3 via underpotential-deposition-like process and their electro-catalytic properties. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (23), 18153-18158.

Staniuk, M.; Zindel, D.; van Beek, W.; Hirsch, O.; Kränzlin, N.; Niederberger, M.; Koziej, D. Matching the organic and inorganic counterparts during nucleation and growth of copper-based nanoparticles - in situ spectroscopic studies. CrystEngComm 2015, 17, 6962-6971.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302+H312+H332-H315-H319-H335-H360-H500

Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May damage fertility or the unborn child. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. 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: 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. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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