Zeise's Dimer

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≥97% Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II)
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Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II) Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C4H8Cl4Pt2
Molecular Weight 588.10
Appearance Orange crystals
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 586.863 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 586.863 g/mol

Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II) Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H334-H315-H319-H317-H335
Hazard Codes Xi, Xn
Precautionary Statements P285-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P342+P311-P362-P312-P405-P501a
Risk Codes R42/43 R36/37/38
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport

About Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II)

Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II) (Zeise's Dimer) is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Di-µ-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II) Synonyms

Zeise's dimer, Di-mu-chlorodichlorobis(ethylene)diplatinum(II), Di-μ-chlorodichlorobis(η2-ethylene)diplatinum, bis(ethylene) bis(platinum(II) chloride)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula [PtCl2(C2H4)]]
MDL Number MFCD00058713
EC No. 235-135-6
Pubchem CID 11124780
IUPAC Name dichloroplatinum; ethene
SMILES C=C.C=C.Cl[Pt]Cl.Cl[Pt]Cl
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2C2H4.4ClH.2Pt/c2*1-2;;;;;;/h2*1-2H2;4*1H;;/q;;;;;;2*+2/p-4

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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