Potassium tetrachloroplatinate(II)

≥99.9% trace metals basis

Potassium platinum(II) chloride
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≥99.9% trace metals basis




Pt, ≥46.2%


3.38 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Features and Benefits

Reacts with bis(dithiolates) to form metal-bis(dithiolates) with applications in laser Q-switch materials, liquid crystals, optical CD recording media, bar code materials and superconductivity. Reacts with capping polymers to form shape-control colloidal platinum nanoparticles for catalysis and photocatalysts.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3288 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany


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E Thanasias et al.
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 755, 47-53 (2012-07-25)
Allergic immediate-type reactions by halogenated compounds of platinum (Pt) (platinum salts) have been described in workers in precious metal refineries and catalyst productions. In both industries there are exposures to many different Pt compounds. It is believed that the most...
B C Chu et al.
Nucleic acids research, 18(17), 5163-5171 (1990-09-11)
We have investigated the efficiency with which PtII complexes cross-link phosphorothioates of oligonucleotides to complementary DNA targets. The A and G residues 2-5 bases downstream from the 5'-phosphorothioate group are preferred sites for cross-linking. Replacement of residues in this part...
A case of contact hypersensitivity to platinum salts.
E Dastychová et al.
Contact dermatitis, 43(4), 226-226 (2000-09-30)
M Becker et al.
Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997), 133(1), 115-122 (1998-07-09)
The anticancer drug carboplatin has been monitored in rats during treatment by means of in vivo 195Pt NMR spectroscopy at 2.0 T. The purpose of the study was to assess local disposition kinetics in intact tissue following subcutaneous injection of...
H C Schuppe et al.
International archives of allergy and immunology, 112(2), 125-132 (1997-02-01)
The sensitizing properties of different complex salts of platinum were defined in vivo by means of the popliteal lymph node (PLN) assay in mice. Hexa- and tetrachloroplatinates were confirmed to be highly immunogenic, inducing vigorous primary immune responses in the...

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