Potassium Tetrachloropalladate(II)

K2PdCl4

[10025-98-6]  · Cl4K2Pd  · Potassium Tetrachloropalladate(II)  · (MW 326.42)

(used as a soluble form of PdCl2)

Physical Data: mp 534 °C (dec).

Solubility: sol water, MeOH, EtOH.

Form Supplied in: brown powder; commercially available.

Preparative Method: easily prepared by the reaction of PdCl2 with 2 equiv of KCl in methanol and used without isolation.

Handling, Storage, and Precautions: air stable; not hygroscopic.

General Considerations.

The title reagent is most often used as a soluble source of palladium chloride (see Palladium(II) Chloride). For a related reagent see Disodium Tetrachloropalladate(II).


Jiro Tsuji

Okayama University of Science, Japan



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