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Ruthenium: Past and Present

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This article provides information on one of the most interesting elements in the D.I. Mendeleev Periodic Table - ruthenium, discovered 175 years ago by the outstanding Russian chemist Karl Karlovich Klaus. Its most important physical properties, a variety of oxidation states, and a tendency to form countless compounds have been noted, mocking it unique and indispensable in all areas of science, technology, and in society. We have taken into consideration the structure of ruthenium consumption today as well as a few prospects for its future use.

About the Authors

T. M. Buslaeva
MREA - Russian Technological University (M.V. Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation

Tatyana M. Buslaeva - Dr. of Sci. (Chemistry), Professor, Professor of the К.А. Bolshakov Department of Chemistry and Technology of Rare and Scattered Elements, Nanoscale and Composite Materials, ResearcherID R-7445-2016, Scopus Author ID 6602442002.

86, Vernadskogo pr., Moscow 119571

E. V. Fesik
MREA - Russian Technological University (M.V. Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation

Elena V. Fesik - Cand. of Sci. (Chemistry), Associate Professor of the К.А. Bolshakov Department of Chemistry and Technology of Rare and Scattered Elements, Nanoscale and Composite Materials, ResearcherID C-85252014, Scopus Author ID 36668429900.

86, Vernadskogo pr., Moscow 119571

N. A. Khan
MREA - Russian Technological University (M.V. Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation

Nadezhda A. Khan – Student.

86, Vernadskogo pr., Moscow 119571


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Buslaeva T.M., Fesik E.V., Khan N.A. Ruthenium: Past and Present. Fine Chemical Technologies. 2019;14(6):22-30.

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