Agent Name

Potassium hexachloroosmate(IV)

CAS Number

16871-60-6

Formula

Cl6-Os.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dipotassium hexachloroosmate; Osmate(2-), hexachloro-, dipotassium, (OC-6-11)-; Osmate(2-), hexachloro-, potassium (1:2), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Osmium potassium chloride; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark red to nearly black solid; [Merck Index] Purple hygroscopic crystals; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

Toxic and corrosive; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Osmium."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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