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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Richard P. Dodge

Second Committee Member

Charles A. Matuszak


Recent work in this laboratory has centered around Platinum metals and their coordination compounds. Specifically, Thin-Layer Chromatography of Platinum metal ions has been reported in one of the recent dissertations (1). The purpose of the present work was to carry out a systematic study of Thin-Layer Chromatography on the following complexes: Tetrammine Platinum (II) Chloride [Pt (NH3)4]Cl2 Tetraammine Palladium (II) Chloride. [Pd (NH3)4]Cl2 Hexammine Platinum (IV) Chloride. [Pt (NH3)6]Cl4 Hexammine Palladium (IV) Chloride [Pd (NH3)6]Cl4

After the complexes had been synthesized, the main problem lay in finding a suitable adsorbent and solvent system for separating a mixture of all four complexes as well as an appropriate locating reagent, so that once the separation had been accomplished, complexes could be identified.



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