This tutorial gives an outline of the precious metal platinum and related metals.
You will gain insight into the world of platinum as a metallic material and as a catalyst
and also into precious metal catalysts for homogeneous catalysis. Furthermore, you can read
about pharmaceutical agents for cancer therapy in which platinum plays an important
Learning Units of the Tutorial
This learning unit gives an outline of the precious metal platinum.
This learning unit gives information on the topic of platinum as a catalyst. Applications in both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis are considered.
Read about a selection of outstanding examples of homogeneously catalyzed processes
with precious metals that are used for large scale applications in industry.
For many years Heraeus has been developing and manufacturing pharmaceutical agents for cancer therapy. Platinum plays a decisive role in a number of these.
Heraeus produces important components for medical technology from metals and alloys. Read about the role of platinum for applications in cardiac pacemakers and in treating aneurysms.