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Platinum: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

  1. Robert H. Crabtree1,
  2. Hugo Torrens2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia194

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Crabtree, R. H. and Torrens, H. 2006. Platinum: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    National A. University of Mexico (UNAM), Cd. Universitaria, D.F., Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


The article Platinum: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry includes some historical highlights related to this metal as well as some properties and uses of platinum. Its inorganic and coordination chemistry is illustrated briefly through some specific chemical compounds and reactions. Binary compounds with halides, chalcogen, and related ligands are described. Platinum oxidation states 0 to IV are deal with on separated headings: compounds of Pt(0) predominantly with phosphine ligands; complexes of ‘monovalent’ platinum with Pt[BOND]Pt bonds; Pt(II) with a large range of ligands; ‘trivalent’ platinum compounds and finally Pt(IV) bound to a variety of donor atoms. Nearly 70 references help the reader to follow specific topics.


  • platinum properties;
  • zerovalent platinum;
  • monovalent platinum;
  • divalent platinum;
  • trivalent platinum;
  • tetravalent platinum;
  • platinum blue