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Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.)
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.
Montezuma, Edgar Roberto. (1968). Thin layer chromatography of platinum and palladium-ammine complexes. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1665