The element osmium (Os) is one of the rarest raw materials in the earth's crust and is classified as a platinum metal due to its chemical properties. Osmium is derived from the Greek word "osme", which means smell or scent. In its pure form it has a shimmering blue-gray or blue-black appearance. Osmium is also one of the hardest and densest metals in the world. These properties make it ideal for applications that require resistance. Furthermore, the various osmium compounds have excellent catalytic properties.
How can I purchase osmium products from Heraeus?
Heraeus offers osmium compounds as solids and solutions in small quantities for research projects as well as in large quantities for industrial applications. Due to our decades of experience in the extraction and processing of osmium, we can guarantee a high and consistent quality of our products.
Heraeus offers the following osmium products:
|Compound||CAS Number||Formula||Metal cont. approx.||Product Shop|
|Ammonium hexachloroosmate(IV)||12125-08-5||(NH4)2[OsCl6]||43 %||online available|
|Osmium(III) chloride hydrate||14996-60-2||OsCl3 · n H2O||55 %||online available|
Osmium(VIII) oxide - solid "Osmium tetroxide"
||20816-12-0||OsO4||75 %||online available|
Osmium(VIII) oxide - solution
|20816-12-0||OsO4||up to 3 %||send inquiry|
|Potassium tetrahydroxodioxoosmate(VI) “Potassium Osmate”||
|K2[Os(O)2(OH)4]||52 %||online available|
|Sodium hexachloroosmate(IV) hydrate||
|Na2[OsCl6] · n H2O||39 %||online available|
If you are interested in one of our osmium products, please contact us directly via our Sales Manager.
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