Bioavailability of Platinum Group Elements to Plants—A Review

  • Nadine Feichtmeier
  • Kerstin LeopoldEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In this review article we have summarised the results of platinum group element (PGE) uptake studies and measurement of PGE contents in plants published within the last 5 years. Most studies consider thereby exposure of plants to platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd) and rhodium (Rh) resulting from traffic-related emission. However, some studies deal with Pt contamination arising from its application in cytostatics. In the following we will first discuss analytical tools for determination of PGE traces in plant material and then give an overview of PGE concentrations in plants from contaminated field sites. Moreover, different methodologies applied in exposure studies (PGE species, nutrients, growing parameters) as well as the resulting effects on exposed plants are presented.


Road Dust Platinum Group Element Platinum Group Metal Barley Plant Exposure Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical ChemistryUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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