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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Charles A. Matuszak

Second Committee Member

Howard K. Zimmerman

Third Committee Member

Richard P. Dodge

Fourth Committee Member

Carl Riedesl


Recent work in this laboratory has centered about the platinum metals and their complexes. The current activity in thin layer chromatography, and especially the work of Seiler in using the technique for inorganic applications, led to speculation regarding the separation and identification of the platinum metal ions by thin layer chromatography. Specifically, then, the purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to find a suitable adsorbent and solvent system to separate some or all of the platinum metal ions; (2) to find appropriate locating agents, so that once the separation had been accomplished, the ions could be identified.



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