Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum

  • H. H. Read


The members of the platinum group of metals—platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium and ruthenium—occur together in nature as the native metals or alloys. The most abundant of these metals is platinum, the others occurring in small quantities with this. The metals are used in jewellery, in the electrical trades, in electro-plating, in chemical industries, in dentistry, for certain photographic purposes and especially as catalysts in the chemical and petroleum industries.


Specific Gravity Platinum Group Metal Platinum Group Mineral Native Metal Chief Source 
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© George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd. 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Read
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

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