Platinum compounds: diammonium tetrachloroplatinate

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The platinum in diammonium tetrachloroplatinate formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Diammonium tetrachloroplatinate

  • Formula as often written: (NH4)2[PtCl4]
  • Hill system formula: Cl4H8N2Pt1
  • CAS registry number: [13820-41-2]
  • Formula weight: 372.966
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • diammonium tetrachloroplatinate
  • ammonium tetrachloroplatinate(II)
  • ammonium platinic chloride
  • diammonium tetrachloroplatinate(II)

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 145°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in diammonium tetrachloroplatinate
Element %
Cl 38.02
H 2.16
N 7.51
Pt 52.30

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the (NH4)2[PtCl4] unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: N2H8Pt1Cl4

mass  %
366   0.0 
367 0.0
368 1.2 _
369 0.0
370 49.8 _________________________
371 50.0 _________________________
372 100.0 __________________________________________________
373 64.3 ________________________________
374 88.4 ____________________________________________
375 31.2 ________________
376 42.9 _____________________
377 6.8 ___
378 11.9 ______
379 0.6
380 1.8 _
381 0.0
382 0.1

References

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

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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