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H34028 Iridium acetate, Ir 48-54%

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Iridium acetate, Ir 48-54%


Chemical Properties

Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Insoluble in water.


Mostly used in wax oil catalytic cracking and heavy oil catalytic cracking. The catalytic water-oxidation activity of Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer has been characterized electrochemically and by using chemical oxidants. Results show it can function as an operationally homogeneous water-oxidation catalyst when driven with sodium periodate as a primary oxidant, but rapidly decomposes using Ce(IV) as a primary oxidant.


Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Tomotaka Hirabayashi,; Satoshi Sakaguchi,; Yasutaka Ishii. Iridium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Vinyl Ethers from Alcohols and Vinyl Acetate. Organic Syntheses. year of publication , volume issue , pg no.

Alexander R. Parent,; James D. Blakemore,; Gary W. Brudvig,; Robert H. Crabtree. Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer as a water-oxidation catalyst. Chem. Commun., . 2011, 47 (42),11745-11747.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H318-H317

Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P310a-P363-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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Harmonized Tariff Code


  • 10507

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  • 11031

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  • 11044

    Platinum(II) chloride, 99.9% (metals basis), Pt 73% min
  • 12158

    Iridium(III) chloride, anhydrous, Ir 62% min
  • 12169

    Potassium hexachloroplatinate(IV), Pt 39.6%

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