home icon contact sales icon

Osmium

Product
Osmium(VIII) tetroxide solid
View...

Osmium tetroxide solid

Osmium(VIII) tetroxide solid

Chemical Formula

OsO4

 

Product Codes

UK: 166006

This product can be ordered worldwide under the above product codes

 

CAS number

20816-12-0

 

Product Family

Pgm compound (solid)

 

Process

Miscellaneous

 

Market

Chemicals

 

Benefits
This product contains osmium in oxidation state VIII, which is highly reactive.

Application
Osmium tetroxide is used as a staining agent for electron microscopy. It is also used as an oxidation catalyst. It is volatile and hazardous so must be handled with appropriate control measures.

Shipping & Handling
Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Please refer to the relevant Safety Data Sheet for further information.


Download the Technical Sheet for full details.

Please contact our Sales Team for Specifications.

 

Potassium osmate(VI)
View...

Potassium osmate

Potassium osmate(VI)

Chemical Formula

K2[OsO2(OH)4]

 

Product Codes

UK: 165184

This product can be ordered worldwide under the above product codes

 

CAS number

19718-36-6

 

Product Family

Pgm compound (solid)

 

Process

Oxidation

 

Market

Chemicals

 

Benefits
This product contains osmium in oxidation state VI, which is highly reactive.

Application
Potassium osmate is used as a homogeneous catalyst for the cis-dihydroxylation of olefins. The reaction converts the olefin to a cis-diol via a cyclic osmate ester intermediate. Osmium tetroxide can be used to catalyse this reaction, but potassium osmate is often preferred due to the hazards associated with the volatility and toxicity of osmium tetroxide.

Shipping & Handling
Causes serious eye damage.

Please refer to the relevant Safety Data Sheet.

 
Download the Technical Sheet for full details.
 
Please contact our Sales Team for Specifications.
Ru
Ir
Rh
Pd
Pt
Historical Prices