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- n. The oxyanion of ruthenium RuO4- or any salt containing this anion
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt which corresponds to the hypothetical perruthenic acid, as potassium perruthenate (KRuO4). Sometimes written perrutheniate. Such a salt was formerly called a ruthenate.
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He has done significant work in the area of organic catalysis and was one of the inventors of tetrapropylammonium perruthenate (TPAP), a catalytic oxidant that is now used worldwide and cited extensively.