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Ruthenium Red

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Ruthenium Red
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Ruthenium Red Properties

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Dark Violet, Red, or Brown Crystals or Powder

Melting Point

>500 °C


3.11 g/cm3

Solubility in H2O

Soluble in water and ammonium hydroxide

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Ruthenium Red Health & Safety Information

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About Ruthenium Red

Ruthenium Red (RR) or ammoniated ruthenium oxychloride is a calcium channel inhibitor and an inorganic dye used as a stain in microscopy. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade, Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade, Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data.

Ruthenium Red Synonyms

Ammoniated ruthenium oxychloride; Ruthenium(III) chloride oxide ammoniated; Tetraamminechlorohydroxoruthenium(III) chloride; hexachlorotriruthenoxane tetradecaamine; triruthenoxane-1, 1, 3, 3, 5, 5-hexakis(ylium) tetradecaamine hexachloride

Ruthenium Red Chemical Identifiers

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azane; oxygen(2-); ruthenium(3+); hexachloride



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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

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See more Ruthenium products. Ruthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 elemen with an atomic weight of 101.07. Ruthenium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by J?drzej ?niadecki in 1807. It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. Elemental RutheniumIn its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia.

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Structure and dynamics of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride-sodium dodecylsulfate (CTAC-SDS) catanionic vesicles: High-value nano-vehicles from low-cost surfactants., Krauss, Irene Russo, Imperatore Riccardo, De Santis Augusta, Luchini Alessandra, Paduano Luigi, and D'Errico Gerardino , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 501, p.112-122, (2017)

Response of live Newcastle disease virus encapsulated in N-2-hydroxypropyl dimethylethyl ammonium chloride chitosan nanoparticles., Jin, Zheng, Li Dan, Dai Chunxiao, Cheng Guogang, Wang Xiaohua, and Zhao Kai , Carbohydr Polym, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 171, p.267-280, (2017)

Rheological properties of N-[(2-hydroxyl)-propyl-3-trimethyl ammonium] chitosan chloride., Wang, Beibei, Qiao Congde, Gao Xinyue, Yang Xiaodeng, Li Yan, and Li Tianduo , Carbohydr Polym, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 171, p.50-58, (2017)

Flocculation of low algae concentration water using polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride coupled with polysilicate aluminum ferrite., Lv, Liping, Zhang Xiaodong, and Qiao Junlian , Environ Technol, 2017 Mar 08, p.1-8, (2017)

Rheological characterization of solutions and thin films made from amylose-hexadecylammonium chloride inclusion complexes and polyvinyl alcohol., Hay, William T., Byars Jeffrey A., Fanta George F., and Selling Gordon W. , Carbohydr Polym, 2017 Apr 01, Volume 161, p.140-148, (2017)

Biological evaluation of N-2-hydroxypropyl trimethyl ammonium chloride chitosan as a carrier for the delivery of live Newcastle disease vaccine., Zhao, Kai, Sun Yanwei, Chen Gang, Rong Guangyu, Kang Hong, Jin Zheng, and Wang Xiaohua , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Sep 20, Volume 149, p.28-39, (2016)

Adsorption properties of crosslinking carboxymethyl cellulose grafting dimethyldiallylammonium chloride for cationic and anionic dyes., Lin, Qingwen, Gao Mengfan, Chang Jiali, and Ma Hongzhu , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Oct 20, Volume 151, p.283-94, (2016)

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