Platinum Wire




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PT-M-02-W (2N) 99% Platinum Wire Request
PT-M-03-W (3N) 99.9% Platinum Wire Request
PT-M-04-W (4N) 99.99% Platinum Wire Request
PT-M-05-W (5N) 99.999% Platinum Wire Request


Molecular Weight 195.08
Appearance Gray Powder
Melting Point 1772 °C
Boiling Point 3827   °C
Density 21.45 g/cm3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.716 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 2.2 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.0317 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 122 K-Cal/gm atom at 3827 °C

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


American Elements specializes in producing high purity uniform shaped Platinum Wire with the highest possible density High Purity Metal Wire Image for use in semiconductor, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Our standard Metal Wire sizes range from 0.75 mm to 1 mm to 2 mm diameter with strict tolerances (See ASTM requirements) and alpha values (conductive resistance) for uses such as gas detection and thermometry tolerances (Also see Nanoparticles) . Please contact us to fabricate custom wire alloys and gauge sizes. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We can also provide Rod outside this range. See research below. We also produce Platinum as powder, ingot, pieces, pellets, disc, granules and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Pt
CAS 7440-06-4
Pubchem CID 23939
MDL MFCD00011179
EC No. 231-116-1
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Pt

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

PtSee more Platinum products. Platinum (atomic symbol: Pt, atomic number: 78) is a Block D, Group 10, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 195.084. The number of electrons in each of platinum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 17, 1] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d9 6s1. The platinum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 175 pm. Platinum was discovered and first isolated by Antonio de Ulloa in 1735. It is one of the rarest elements in the earth's crust, occurring at a concentration of only 0.005 ppm. Platinum is found uncombined as a free element and alloyed with iridium as platiniridium. In its elemental form, platinum has a grayish white appearance. It is highly resistant to corrosion: the metal does not oxidize in air at any temperature. It is generally non-reactive, even at high temperatures. The origin of the name "platinum" comes from the Spanish word platina, meaning silver.


Recent Research & Development for Platinum

  • The electronic structures and photophysical properties of platinum complexes with C^N^N ligands: the influence of the carborane substituent. Zhang W, Luo Y, Xu Y, Tian L, Li M, He R, Shen W. Dalton Trans. 9/30/2015
  • Density-functional calculations of the conversion of methane to methanol on platinum-decorated sheets of graphene oxide. Wu SY, Lin CH, Ho JJ. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/30/2015
  • Selenium-Platinum Coordination Dendrimers with Controlled Anti-Cancer Activity. Li T, Smet M, Dehaen W, Xu H. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/29/2015
  • A Monofunctional Platinum Complex Coordinated to a Rhodium Metalloinsertor Selectively Binds Mismatched DNA in the Minor Groove. Weidmann AG, Barton JK. Inorg Chem. 9/28/2015
  • Celecoxib enhances [sorafenib + sildenafil] lethality in cancer cells and reverts platinum chemotherapy resistance. Webb T, Carter J, Roberts JL, Poklepovic A, McGuire WP, Booth L, Dent P. Cancer Biol Ther. 9/25/2015
  • Nivolumab Demonstrates Efficacy in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer. [No authors listed] Cancer Discov. 9/16/2015
  • [ERCC1 as a Marker of Ovarian Cancer Resistance to Platinum Drugs]. Bogush TA, Popova AS, Dudko EA, Bogush EA, Tyulyandina AS, Tyulyandin SA, Davydov MI. Antibiot Khimioter. 9/14/2015
  • [Mechanism of Platinum Derivatives Induced Kidney Injury]. Yan F, Duan J, Wang J. Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 9/8/2015
  • Highly efficient uptake into cisplatin-resistant cells and the isomerization upon coordinative DNA binding of anticancer tetrazolato-bridged dinuclear platinum(ii) complexes. Uemura M, Hoshiyama M, Furukawa A, Sato T, Higuchi Y, Komeda S. Metallomics. 9/5/2015
  • Platinum(II)-Oligonucleotide Coordination Based Aptasensor for Simple and Selective Detection of Platinum Compounds. Cai S, Tian X, Sun L, Hu H, Zheng S, Jiang H, Yu L, Zeng S. Anal Chem. 8/24/2015

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.