206032 Aldrich

Platinum(IV) oxide Green Alternative

surface area ≥60 m2/g

Synonym: Adam’s catalyst, NSC 402624, Platinic oxide, Platinum dioxide



Related Categories Catalysis, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis, Development Quantities for Research, Materials Science,
composition   Pt, 81-83%
greener alternative product characteristics   Designing Safer Chemicals
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surface area   ≥60 m2/g
mp   450 °C(lit.)


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Catalyst for hydrogenation of various functional groups with minimal hydrogenolysis problems; used as dehydrogenation catalyst; used for selective oxidation of primary alcohols.

Catalyst for:
• Hydrohydrazination reactions
• Oxidation of sugars
• Low-temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide
• Oxygen reduction reaction
• Hydrogenation reactions
• Hydrogenolysis of the cyclopropyl group into an isopropyl group
• Hydroxycyclopropanation reactions


1, 5, 50 g in glass bottle

250 mg in glass bottle

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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
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In which solvents is Product 206032, Platinum (IV) oxide, soluble?
Per the Merck Index, 13th Edition, when freshly precipitated, Platinum(IV) Oxide is soluble in concentrated acids and dilute phosphoric acid, especially when warmed.  It is easily soluble in dilute solutions of potassium hydroxide. 
Is Product 206032, Platinum (IV) oxide, water soluble?
It is insoluble in water.
How can Product 206032, Platinum (IV) oxide, be used as a catalyst?
Platinum(IV) oxide can be used as a catalyst in hydrogenations.  The actual catalyst is platinum black which is formed in situ by reduction of the PtO2 by the hydrogen used for the hydrogenation.  It is especially useful for reduction at room temperature and hydrogen pressures up to 4 atmospheres.  It is suitable for the reduction of double and triple bonds, aromatic nuclei, carbonyl groups, nitro groups, and nitriles.
Are there any safety concerns with Product 206032, Platinum (IV) oxide?
After exposure to hydrogen, the resulting platinum black can be pyrophoric.  Therefore, it should not be allowed to dry and all exposure to oxygen should be minimized.
Can the Platinum be recovered from Product 206032, Platinum (IV) oxide?
Internet sources do indicate that Platinum can be recovered from spent catalyst by conversion to ammonium chloroplatinate using aqua regia followed by ammonia.  However, we do have a process for doing so.
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