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plat·i·num group

(plat'i-nŭm grūp),
A group of six amphoteric elements: iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium.
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Content of impurities in the platinum metals and platinum-base alloys depends to a great degree upon methods of their production.
Beamish in Toronto, ON, led to a continuing interest in the separation and determination of the platinum metals, and subsequently to membership on prestigious committees of the U.
The great chemical and physical similarity of platinum metals makes the separation of pure elements from platinum ore an extremely complicated process.
There are only a few locations in the world that mine platinum metals, and the largest producer of palladium and the second largest of platinum is the Potanin-owned Norilsk Nickel Mining Co.
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The Lac Des Iles mine is Canada's largest, and one of the world's largest, producers of platinum metals.
The new area under franchise includes one of Russia's largest mining operations, Norilsk, which produces a quarter of the world's nickel and cobalt and a major part of its platinum metals.
The source said, "There is a small possibility that small consignments of platinum metals will be exported in-line with special government orders before the end of summer.
The production targets for the period have been set at around 500 kt of nickel (versus 400 kt previously), 1,000 kt of copper (versus 600 kt) and 200 kt of platinum metals (versus 150kt).
Platinum metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium and iridium) and alloys on their bases are unique structural materials, capable of standing for many hundreds and thousands hours thermal and mechanical stresses in corrosive oxidizing media at extraordinary high homologous temperatures--(0.
His research focuses on chemistry of the platinum metals, for applications in homogeneous catalysis and chemotherapy.