The annual production since 2019 is about 1000 kg. A significant amount is used for crystallization, the remaining amount in the form of osmium compounds is used internationally in industry and academic research.

Thus, its economic and industrial importance is very low. In its non-toxic crystalline form, however, osmium has become prevalent in watch and jewellery manufacture.

Because of its extreme rarity, the price of crystalline osmium has been strongly increasing for some time.

A platinum-osmium alloy is used in pacemakers and artificial heart valves. Furthermore, osmium serves as a catalyst for chemical syntheses, such as dihydroxylation.




Osmium-Institut zur Inverkehrbringung und Zertifizierung von Osmium GmbH

Am Mösl 41
82418 Murnau am Staffelsee

Phone: 49 89 744 88 88 88

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