Contact Lens                                                                             Technology, Products,  Market, Extraction Process, Suppliers, Company Profiles, Consultants, Reports                                                      Primary Information Services                                                        Home. Ordering Information. Contact


Information @ a Glance


  • Ruthenium is a metallic chemical element which is fairly rare in the Earth's crust.
  • Ruthenium is a hard, white metal and has four crystal modifications.
  • In appearance, ruthenium is a dull silver-gray element which tends to be very brittle and extremely hard.
  • Ruthenium tends to occur along with deposits of platinum and is primarily obtained as a byproduct of mining and refining platinum.
  • Ruthenium is also a versatile catalyst.
  • Ruthenium is a versatile metal that can easily form compounds with carbon ruthenium bonds, as these compounds tend to be darker and react more quickly than the osmium compounds.

Extraction Process

  • The metal is isolated commercially by a complex chemical process, the final stage of which is the hydrogen reduction of ammonium ruthenium chloride, which yields a powder.
  • A conventional method for the separation of ruthenium from the platinum metals is based on the distillation of volatile ruthenium tetroxide.
  • Ruthenium is obtained by separating it from other platinum metals, such as platinum, palladium, and osmium, with which it occurs.


  • Ruthenium is primarily used as an alloying agent.
  • The metal is also used to make wear-resistant moving parts for various consumer goods, and it appears in some electronics.
  • Ruthenium is also used in some advanced high-temperature single-crystal superalloys, with applications including the turbine blades in jet engines.
  • The growing use of ruthenium in widely different fields has made it necessary to develop simple, inexpensive and sensitive methods for its determination.
  • Ruthenium catalysts can be used in a range of processes from the manufacture of acetic acid to that of ammonia.


  • Demand for ruthenium, the forgotten metal, from the IT sector exploded when a new method of coating computer hard disks, called perpendicular magnetic recording, gained popularity.
  • The consumption of ruthenium in the sector will grow even faster than the actual sales numbers of drives would indicate.
  • Ruthenium use in chip resistors remained flat with component miniaturisation and growth in the electronics market balancing one another in their effect on metal consumption.

Entrepreneur who want the information such as "Technology, Products,  Market, Extraction Process, Suppliers, Company Profiles, Consultants, Reports  " about Ruthenium  can  E-Mail to,                                                                                                            

Primary Information Services
 21 Murugappan St, SwamyNagar Ext2, 
Ullagaram, Chennai - 600091, India.
 Phone: 91 44 22421080 
Email :,
Mobile numbers:9940043898, 9444008898  Fax : 91 44 22423753