Acetylacetone (ACAC)

$Acetylacetone (ACAC)

Clear, colourless liquid with a pleasant, ketone-like odour

Synonyms: 2,4-Pentanedione, Pentane-2,4-dione, Hacac

  • CAS No. 123-54-6
  • Empirical formula C5H8O2
  • Molecular weight 100.12

Building block for heterocycles (isoxazoles, pyrazoles, pyrimidines, pyridines).

For the synthesis of metal acetylacetonates.

For the synthesis of anti-corrosion preparations.

Its peroxide is used as radical initiator for polymerisations.

Building block for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals (e.g. Sulfamethanzine, Nicarbazine).

For synthesis of vitamins.

For synthesis of pesticides (e.g. Sulfamethazine, sulfonylurea-herbicides).

For synthesis of coatings.



Drum with PE-inner liner 205l (185 kg net)
Intermediate bulk container PE 1000 l (950 kg net), tank-container, road-tanker.


Storage beyond the recommended period does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.

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3301 Sutton Road
Adrian, MI 49221-9397
United States
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