Iridium salts are highly coloured. The iridescent wings of the dragonfly represent both the origin of the element’s name and its strongly coloured salts.

Iridium is a hard, silvery metal. It is almost as unreactive as gold. It has a very high density and melting point.

We stock wide range of Iridium – Rod, Foil, Wire. A precious, silver-white metal, iridium is hard and brittle, but it becomes ductile and can be worked at a white heat, from 1,200° to 1,500° C (2,200° to 2,700° F). It is one of the densest terrestrial substances. In the massive state the metal is practically insoluble in acids and is not attacked even by aqua regia.