Platinum compounds: platinum dichloride

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The platinum in platinum dichloride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Platinum dichloride

  • Formula as often written: Pt6Cl12
  • Hill system formula: Cl12Pt6
  • CAS registry number: [10025-65-7]
  • Formula weight: 1595.9
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • platinum dichloride
  • platinum(II) chloride
  • platinum chloride (beta form)
  • platinum dichloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: olive green
  • Appearance: crystalline solid (alpha form is black-red)
  • Melting point: 581°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6000 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in platinum dichloride
Element %
Cl 26.66
Pt 73.34

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Pt6Cl12 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pt6Cl12

mass  %
1581   0.0 
1582 0.0
1583 0.0
1584 0.2
1585 0.6
1586 1.9 _
1587 4.5 __
1588 9.5 _____
1589 17.5 _________
1590 29.0 ______________
1591 43.4 ______________________
1592 59.5 ______________________________
1593 75.2 ______________________________________
1594 88.4 ____________________________________________
1595 96.9 ________________________________________________
1596 100.0 __________________________________________________
1597 97.0 ________________________________________________
1598 89.2 _____________________________________________
1599 77.6 _______________________________________
1600 64.4 ________________________________
1601 50.7 _________________________
1602 38.3 ___________________
1603 27.5 ______________
1604 19.0 __________
1605 12.5 ______
1606 8.0 ____
1607 4.8 __
1608 2.8 _
1609 1.6 _
1610 0.8
1611 0.4
1612 0.2
1613 0.1
1614 0.0
1615 0.0
1616 0.0
1617 0.0

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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