Potassium osmate

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.

Osmium content
75.0 % w/w

Colour
Pale yellow

Shipping & handling
Causes serious eye damage.

Please refer to the relevant safety data sheet.

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

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