Platinum compounds: platinum trioxide

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The platinum in platinum trioxide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Platinum trioxide

  • Formula as often written: PtO3
  • Hill system formula: O3Pt1
  • CAS registry number: [77883-44-4]
  • Formula weight: 243.076
  • Class: oxide


  • platinum trioxide
  • platinum(IV) oxide peroxide
  • platinum oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: golden yellow
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 25°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in platinum trioxide
Element %
O 19.75
Pt 80.25


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the PtO3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pt1O3

mass  %
238   0.0 
239 0.0
240 2.3 _
241 0.0
242 97.2 _________________________________________________
243 100.0 __________________________________________________
244 75.5 ______________________________________
245 0.7
246 21.7 ___________
247 0.0
248 0.1


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.
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  • 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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