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  • Osmium is a chemical element that has the symbol Os and atomic number 76.
  • Osmium is a hard, brittle, blue-gray or blue-black transition metal in the platinum family.
  • Osmium is found in nature as an alloy in platinum ore.
  • Osmium is generally considered to be the densest known element, narrowly defeating iridium.
  • Osmium is uneffected by water and acids, but dissolves with molten alkalis.
  • Osmium is unworkable as a metal.
  • It is proposed that 3400 50 K is probably closer to the melting point of pure osmium than the value of 3300 K for impure metal
  • Osmium is obtained when platinum metal is extracted from its ores.
  • For osmium analyses, platinum filaments are required. Because platinum very often contains considerable amounts of osmium, rhenium and tungsten, it is essential to use ultra pure platinum material.
  • Osmium catalysed aminohydroxylation of (E)-stilbene 1 with chloramine-T yielded varying amounts of an amino ketone.
  • The majority of osmium is produced either as osmium tetroxide or metallic osmium.
  • Various methods have been developed for recovering osmium from waste. The two major sources of osmium waste reprocessed in-house include catalysts (OsO4) and fixative solutions (OsO4) used in electron microscopy or for tissue staining.
  • The major use of Osmium tetroxide material is for histological examination of tissue specimens.
  • A substantial fraction of the osmium consumed by the chemical industry is apparently used for research purposes.
  • Osmium, or its alloys, is still used for pivots, bearings, phonograph needles, and engraving tools because of its hardness.
  • Osmium, used primarily in pen nibs and armor-piercing weapon shells.
  • Osmium isotopes in seawater sediment can be used to reveal ancient meteorite strikes.
    Dendritic cells have been extensively found using zinc-iodide-osmium (ZIO) in lymphoid organs.
  • Osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation (AD) of olefins is one of the most reliable methods for the preparation of chiral vicinal diols, which act as intermediaries in the syntheses of many biologically active substances.
  • The hypothesis of the significance of the black precipitate formed in osmium preparations can be tested using Osmium techniques.
  • A new technique, fixing with high levels of glutaraldehyde,replacing osmium with tannic acid followed by other heavy metals and p-phenylenediamine, and embedding in Epon.
  • A newly acquired mass spectrometer MI 1201 by the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory will be adapted to determine rhenium and osmium isotope concentrations using negative thermal ionization mass spectrometry (NTIMS).
  • The researchers observed from X-ray diffraction patterns how much the volume of osmium's hexagonal atomic structure shrunk with pressure.
  • Osmium has only limited use in relatively expensive end-products because of its high cost, fluctuating price, and short supply.
  • Existing markets for osmium metal are very competitive; consequently, suppliers and dealers are reluctant to disclose information on either uses
    or consumers.
General Information
  • Osmium Nuclear Data
  • Osmium element facts
  • General Osmium Information
  • Osmium - Overview
  • Osmium - Os
  • What is the True Melting Point of Osmium?
  • About Osmium

Company Profiles

  • Company from California
  • Company from England
  • US Company from Maryland
  • Company from Russia
  • Company from USA

Commodity Report

  • Osmium Commodity Report in 2004
  • Osmium Commodity Report in 2005
  • Osmium Commodity Report in 2006
  • Osmium Commodity Report in 2007
  • Osmium Commodity Report in 2008


  • Osmium Production in 2002
  • Osmium Production in 2003
  • Osmium Production in 2004
  • Osmium Production in 2005
  • Osmium Production in 2006


  • High Precision Osmium Isotope Analyses
  • Analytical procedure for osmium and rhenium isotopes
  • Osmium: An Appraisal of EnvironmentalExposure
  • Osmium doping of UAl2
  • First osmium-catalysed ketamination of alkenes
  • Large s-Process and Mirror Osmium Isotopic Anomalies within the Murchison Meteorites
  • Solid deposits of osmium bis-bipyridyl triazole chloride : Redox properties and electrocrystallisation


  • Zinc Iodide Osmium Positive Cells And Dendritic Cells In Stratified Squamous Epithelium of Lip, Tongue, And Oesophagus Of Bonnet Monkey (Macaca Radiata)
  • Clean osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation of olefins in ionic liquids and supercritical CO2 product recovery
  • Charge and Spin Density Perturbation on iron atom due to Osmium impurity in Metallic Iron
  • Seawater osmium sizes up meteorites
  • Osmium - In pen Nibs
  • Osmium Tracks Earth Impacts


  • An Improved Periodic Acid-Thiosemicarbazide-Osmium Technique to Reveal Glycoconjugates at the Molecular Level In Situ1
  • Determination of Ultratrace amounts of Osmium using catalytic Wave of OsO4- Bromate system by voltammetric method
  • A Study of the Osmium Techniques for the 'Golgi Apparatus
  • A Quantitative Study of the Osmium Impregnation of the Contractile Vacuole of Chilomonas paramecium (Cryptomonadina)
  • An Osmium-free Method of Epon Embedment That Preserves both Ultrastructure and Antigenicity for Post-embedding Immunocytochemistry
  • Physical Foundation of Rhenium-Osmium method-Review

Consultant & Project

  • Consultant from Colorado
  • Consultant from Minnesota
  • Consultant from UK
  • Osmium adlayers spontaneously deposited on the Pt(111) electrode: a structure and function study
  • Adsorption of Osmium Cluster on a Silver
  • A Geochemical and Osmium Isotopic Study of the group IVB irons and ungrouped Irons Chinga, Tishomingo and Willow Grove
Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Osmium and its compounds
  • Osmium
  • Osmium (VIII) oxide
  • Osmium powder
  • 1000 μg/mL Osmium in 10% HCl
  • Osmium tetroxide


  • Osmium Carbohydrate Complexes
  • Osmium Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Olefins with Selenoxide Cooxidants
  • Osmium Compounds
  • Electrodeposition of Osmium
  • Method of Oxidizing Osmium(III) and Osmium(IV) to a higher valancy state
  • Synthesis of Ruthenium or Osmium metathesis Catalyst


  • Osmium Isotope Anomalies in group IVB irons : Cosmogenic or Nucleosynthetic Contribution
  • Electrolyte effects on Electrochemical Properties of Osmium Complex Polymer Modified Electrodes
  • Oxidation of ascorbic acid by osmium(VII1)
  • A Practical and Simple Method of Recycling Catalyst in Asymmetric Aminohydroxylation of Olefins
  • The Radiochemistry of Osmium


  • Lifshitz transitions and elastic properties of Osmium under pressure
  • Electochemical properties of a fullerene C60 osmium complex (η2-C60)Os(CO)(PPh3)2(tBuNC)
  • Oxidation States of Ruthenium and Osmium
  • Photophysical properties of osmium(ii) complexes with the novel 4A-p-phenylterpyridine-triarylpyridinium ligand
  • Osmium - Properties
  • Redox properties of tetraaza-macrocycles of iron, ruthenium and osmium


  • Experimental Evidence for a High-Pressure Isostructural Phase Transition in Osmium
  • Unconventional Mixed-Valent Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium
  • Osmium is forever: rare metal's strength humbles mighty diamond's
  • Osmium isotopic compositions in Ganga river sediments
  • Osmium Metal Studied under High Pressure and Nonhydrostatic Stress
  • XAFS Study on Phenoxyethoxymethyl-Polysterene(PEM) based novel microencapsulated Osmium oxide catalyst

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