CHEBI:88215 - osmium tetroxide

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ChEBI Name osmium tetroxide
Definition An osmium coordination entity consisting of four oxygen atoms bound to a central osmium atom via covalent double bonds.
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Formula O4Os
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 254.222
Monoisotopic Mass 255.94114
InChI InChI=1S/4O.Os
SMILES O=[Os](=O)(=O)=O
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): oxidising agent
A substance that removes electrons from another reactant in a redox reaction.
Biological Role(s): poison
Any substance that causes disturbance to organisms by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by the organism.
Any compound used for the purpose of preserving biological tissues from decay in such a way as to allow for the preparation of thin, stained sections for subsequent histological study.
Application(s): histological dye
A dye used in microscopic or electron microscopic examination of cells and tissues to give contrast and to highlight particular features of interest, such as nuclei and cytoplasm.
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Outgoing osmium tetroxide (CHEBI:88215) has role fixative (CHEBI:50913)
osmium tetroxide (CHEBI:88215) has role histological dye (CHEBI:77178)
osmium tetroxide (CHEBI:88215) has role oxidising agent (CHEBI:63248)
osmium tetroxide (CHEBI:88215) has role poison (CHEBI:64909)
osmium tetroxide (CHEBI:88215) is a osmium coordination entity (CHEBI:35731)
Synonyms Sources
Osmic acid ChemIDplus
Osmic acid anhydride ChemIDplus
Osmium oxide ChemIDplus
Osmium tetraoxide ChemIDplus
Perosmic acid anhydride ChemIDplus
Perosmic oxide ChemIDplus
Manual Xref Database
Osmium_tetroxide Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
11406415 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
20816-12-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
20816-12-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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Last Modified
14 October 2015