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Description and features

Ru-Cat 402 (Ruthenium on Alumina Catalyst) is a black powder which has Ru/AIO2O3 as chemical formula.

This Ruthenium, a rare earth metal, supported catalyst has several applications including fuel cell technology, organic chemistry and hydrogenation of aromatic aldehydes.


Europe and United States: Ru-Cat 402 is available with short lead times.

Canada, South America, South Africa and other markets can also be served, please contact our sales department for more details.

➔ Limited available (< 1.000 KG) in the European Union as this product has not been REACH registered (yet).

Product Identification

CAS number 7440-18-8
EC number 231-127-1
HS code 3822 00 00
Sensitivity Not hygroscopic


Appearance Black powder
Ruthenium content 5.0 % (± 0.02)
Chloride content ≤ 0.05%
Water content ≤ 0.50%


Ru-Cat 402 (Ruthenium on Alumina Catalyst) is used for hydrogenation reaction of aromatic aldehydes, aniline and its derivatives, nitro aromatics and aliphatic compounds. Further it finds its application as exhaust gas purifying catalyst and in fuel cell technology.


Available packaging: 12 KG plastic drums.
Special packaging is available on request.


Store Ru-Cat 402 (Ruthenium on Alumina Catalyst) in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area and in line with legal requirements.
Keep it away from heat sources and oxidizing agents.


A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for Ru-Cat 402 and all other products supplied by Vesta Chemicals BV.

An MSDS describes the hazards of a product and explains how a product can be safely handled, used and stored. Besides it provides important regulatory and emergency response information for the purchased product.

Molecular and structural information

Molecular formula Ru/AIO2O3
Molecular weight 208.83 g/mol
Smiles notation [Ru]
Chemical formula

Physicochemical information

Boiling point No data available
Bulk density 0.70 – 1.0 g/ml
Pore volume≥ 0.30 ml/g
Solubility in water Insoluble
Specific surface≥ 300 m2/g

Ruthenium om Alumina Catalyst | CAS: 7440-18-8 | Disclaimer. This information is supplied solely for informational purposes and Vesta Chemicals bv makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy and use of this data. All product warranties and guarantees shall be governed by the Standard Terms of Sale. Nothing in this document is legal advice or is a substitute for competent legal advice.