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Metal beta diketonates are organometallic compounds where a metal atom has replaced the enolic hydrogen of a beta diketonate. The metal is bound and coordinated to the two oxygen atoms. The beta diketonates usually used for the coordination of various metals are

ACAC acetylacetonate or 2,4-pentanedionate

FOD 6,6,,7,7,8,8,8,-heptafluoro-3,5-dimethyl-octanedionate

TMHD 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionate

TFAC trifluoroacetylacetonate

TTFA thenoyltrifluoroacetetonate


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Many metal diketonates have structures where the coordination number of the metal exceeds the valence of the metal. Metal beta diketonates can be dimeric, trimeric, tetrameric, or a higher complexity. Metal beta diketonates have various melting points and also these organometallics have high vapor pressures. Many metal beta diketonates can be sublimed or volatilized under reduced pressure.

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Metal beta diketonates are used as catalysts ( example nickel acetylacetonate, anhydrous) Most notably metal betadiketonates have applications in various CVD processes due to the volatility of the compounds. There are many thin film. MOCVD, superconductor and battery applications cited in the literature using these organometallic metal beta diketonate compounds.

Another general use of metal beta diketonates stems from their solubility in various organic solvents. This allows metal organometallic solutions to be prepared. Please call for technical assistance if you require a particular solution techservice@rareearthproducts.com