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Platinum

wire, diam. 0.5 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis

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Synonym(s):
Platinum element, Platinum gray
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
Pt
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
195.08
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

99.9% trace metals basis

form

wire

resistivity

10.6 μΩ-cm, 20°C

diam.

0.5 mm

bp

3827 °C (lit.)

mp

1772 °C (lit.)

density

21.45 g/cm3 (lit.)

SMILES string

[Pt]

InChI

1S/Pt

InChI key

BASFCYQUMIYNBI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

General description

Platinum (Pt) is a highly ductile, malleable and unreactive metal. It is resistant to corrosion and stable at high temperatures. Although resistant to hydrochloric and nitric acid, it dissolves readily in hot aqua regia to form chloroplatinic acid.

Application

Platinum wire finds major applications as an electrode, such as:
  • Auxiliary electrode in flow cell to determine ammonia content.
  • Electrodes for photoconductive stimulation of neurons cultured on silicon wafers.
  • Electrode to give current flow in electrophoresis chamber for ion migration.
Additionally, Pt wire may be used:
  • As a microelectrode-indicator electrode in voltammetry.
  • As a transvascular embolic agent.
  • To study chronopotentiometry of hydrogen peroxide with a platinum wire electrode or
  • In gas detection instruments.

Quantity

1 g = 25 cm; 4 g = 100 cm

Storage Class

13 - Non Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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Karl Crowley et al.
The Analyst, 133(3), 391-399 (2008-02-27)
A sensor for the amperometric detection of aqueous ammonia was fabricated using the inkjet printing of dodecylbenzene sulfonate (DBSA)-doped polyaniline nanoparticles (nanoPANI) onto a screen-printed carbon paste electrode. The combination of the environmentally inert, aqueous nanoparticle dispersion with the inkjet
Voltammetry with Stationary Microelectrodes of Platinum Wire.
Laitinen HA and Kolthoff IM
The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 45(7), 1061-1079 (1941)
Wei Sun et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(4), 1907-1913 (2013-03-19)
In this paper a platinum (Pt) nanoparticle decorated graphene (GR) nanosheet was synthesized and used for the investigation on direct electrochemistry of myoglobin (Mb). By integrating GR-Pt nanocomposite with Mb on the surface of carbon ionic liquid electrode (CILE), a
Loris De Cecco et al.
PloS one, 8(3), e58849-e58849 (2013-03-14)
We recently reported that peritumoral CpG-ODN treatment, activating TLR-9 expressing cells in tumor microenvironment, induces modulation of genes involved in DNA repair and sensitizes cancer cells to DNA-damaging cisplatin treatment. Here, we investigated whether this treatment induces modulation of miRNAs
Shai Rozen et al.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 131(6), 1253-1265 (2013-05-30)
Left untreated, paralytic lagophthalmos may result in corneal dryness, ulcerations, and subsequent blindness. The most common nondynamic surgical solution is upper eyelid weight placement in a superficial, pretarsal pocket, carrying the risk of visibility, extrusion, and entropion. The authors present

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