Palladium is a white, ductile metal resembling platinum, and following it in abundance and importance of applications. It is used in dentistry in the form of gold, silver, and copper alloys. Palladium is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal. Palladium has the lowest melting point and is the least dense of platinum group metals. The primary use for palladium is in catalytic converters for the automotive industry.
Formula – Pd
Molar mass – 106.42 g/mol
CAS Number – 03-05-7440
Density – 12.02 g/cm3
Purity/Grade – 99.95% trace metals basis
Appearance – Solid, surface area 40-60 m2/g