3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||437.443 g·mol−1|
|GHS Signal word||Warning|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Cerium acetylacetonate is used in the formation of mesoporous nanocrystalline ceria using the sol-gel process. The cerium source can be cerium nitrate, acetate or acetylacetonate, but the unique properties of cerium acetylacetonate yield this effect: the shorter length of the stabilizer's hydrocarbon chain, the smaller the crystallite size in the end product. For the other two sources of cerium, the opposite was true: a short hydrocarbon chain in the stabilizer prevented coagulation of ceria particles in the sol.