Platinum: potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate

potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate is known by the following synonyms:

  • potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate
  • potassium trichloro(ethylene)platinate(II)
  • Zeise's salt
  • potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate(II)

The oxidation number of platinum in potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate is 2.

  • Formula: K[PtCl3(C2H4)].H2O
  • Hill system formula: C2Cl3H6K1O1Pt1
  • CAS registry number: [12012-50-9]
  • Formula weight: 386.603
  • Class: complex organometallic
  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 220°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages in potassium trichloro(ethene)platinate
Element %
C 6.21
Cl 27.51
H 1.56
K 10.11
O 4.14
Pt 50.46

Isotope pattern for K[PtCl3(C2H4)].H2O

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula K[PtCl3(C2H4)].H2O with the most intense ion set to 100%.


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The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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