Agent Name

Ruthenium tetroxide

CAS Number

20427-56-9

Formula

O4-Ru

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ruthenium tetraoxide; [ChemIDplus] Ruthenium(VIII) oxide; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Golden-yellow solid; mp = 25.4 deg C; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizing agent (similar to osmium tetroxide); [Merck Index]

Comments

Highly volatile and sublimes at room temperature; Vapors cause eye and respiratory tract irritation; [Merck Index] See "Ruthenium."

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