16 most expensive substances in the world
You probably guessed that gold - not the most expensive material in the world, when converted per gram. Not even platinum.
Try to take a fresh look at the 16 most expensive substances by weight. In reverse order, with an increase in the cost per gram.
The only substance on this list, which is cheaper than gold.
Price: 11, 13 dollars per gram
For what it's for: Saffron is a flowering plant that can be used as a natural remedy against everything from depression and ending with the menstrual cycle.
Price: 56, 73 dollars per gram
For what it is: a traditional use in jewelry industry, gold can be used as an electrical conductor and to prevent corrosion.
The cost: about $ 58 per gram
For what it is: rhodium is mainly used in catalytic converters to reduce emissions of carbon vehicle.
The cost: about $ 58 per gram
What it does: platinum can be used as a catalyst for scientific experiments, worn as jewelry, and taken as anti-cancer drugs.
Cost: $ 100 per gram
For what it is: a highly privykaemosti drug has the effect of euphoria and is popular among the youth.
11. rhino horn
Cost: $ 110 per gram For what it is: the horn is valued in Vietnam for his alleged ability to cure cancer. Its medicinal use also includes the treatment of fever and other diseases.
The cost of high-quality heroin can cost up to $ 131 per gram
For what it is: the opiate is administered intravenously, sniffing and smoking, to change the subconscious. It can also cause seizures and even coma.
Cost: $ 215 per gram
For what it is: someone says, for parties, someone - to develop addiction.
Price: LSD in crystal form costs about $ 3,000 per gram
For what it is: someone once again facing the 60, of course, due to the hallucinations.
The cost: about $ 4,000 per gram
For what it is: to create all kinds of things atomic. There are 2 types of plutonium, one of which is a weapon, and the other is used in nuclear reactors.
Price: 9000 dollars per gram or $ 1,800 per carat
For what it is: it is considered the rarest gemstone in the world, it is used as a healing crystal, or simply as a decoration.
The cost: about 2, 5 to 20 thousand dollars per gram, or from 500 to 4 thousand per carat
For what it is: a jewel purple color, believed to be a million times rarer than diamonds. Due to the extreme rarity used only as a precious stone.
Price: 30 000 USD per gram
For what it is: Tritium is used to write a self-luminous signs of "exit" in theaters, schools and offices.
The cost of 55 thousand dollars per gram. Colorless stone can cost more than 11 thousand dollars per carat, but colored diamonds are worth even more.
Why do we need: natural diamonds are most commonly used in the jewelry industry. Also exceptional hardness of diamond finds its application in the industry: it is used for making knives, drills, cutters and similar products.
2. Californium 252
Cost: $ 27 million per gram
Why is it needed: an element that is so expensive to produce, californium isotopes do not have any practical application. In the West, it was created only once since its opening in 1950.
Price: 62, 5 trillion dollars per gram
Why is it needed: antimatter in the future, it is theoretically possible to use as fuel for the spacecraft to other planets. The problem is that its production requires an incredibly expensive technology, and to create only 1 gram, the world would have to work for a year (the global GDP is 65 trillion. Dollars).