Iron(III) acetylacetonate

≥99.9% trace metals basis

Fe(acac)3, Ferric acetylacetonate, Iron(III) 2,4-pentanedionate, 2,4-Pentanedione iron(III) derivative
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≥99.9% trace metals basis



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core: iron
reagent type: catalyst


180-182 °C (dec.) (lit.)


5.24 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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MOCVD precursor for highly crystalline (Zn,Fe)Fe2O4 films and magnetic property measurements of these films. Iron (III) acetylacetonate may be used as a precursor for the synthesis of water-soluble magnetite nanoparticles, which may find applications in the area of magnetic hyperthermia treatment.
MOCVD precursor for highly crystalline (Zn,Fe)Fe2O4 films and magnetic property measurements of these films.


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