Meaning of OSMIUM TETROXIDE in English


Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary osmium + tetroxide

: a crystalline compound OsO 4 that has a poisonous irritating pungent vapor, that is usually made by oxidizing osmium, and that is used chiefly as a catalyst, as an oxidizing and hydroxylating agent (as in the conversion of olefins to glycols), and as a stain for fatty substances in cytology

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