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Osmium tetroxide (CAS 20816-12-0)

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Application:A hydroxyl-donating compound for chemical synthesis
CAS Number:20816-12-0
Molecular Weight:254.23
Molecular Formula:OsO4
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Osmium tetroxide sc-206008 250 mg $72
Osmium tetroxide sc-206008A 1 g $217
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Osmium tetroxide is widely used to oxidise alkenes to the vicinal diols, adding two hydroxyl groups at the same side (syn addition). It is also used in catalytic amounts in the Sharpless oxyamination to give vicinal amino-alcohols. Osmium tetroxide is also a widely used staining agent used in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to provide contrast to the image.
Technical Information
Physical State:Solid
Solubility:Soluble in water (72 mg/ml), alcohol, ether, and chloroform (3750 mg/ml).
Storage:Store at room temperature
Melting Point:39.5-41° C (lit.)
Boiling Point:130° C (lit.)
Density:4.9 g/cm3
Refractive Index:n20D 1.33
Safety and Reference Information
Transport:UN 2471, Class 6.1, Packing group I
WGK Germany:1
PubChem CID:30318
Merck Index:14: 6893
MDL Number:MFCD00011150
EC Number:244-058-7
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.

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