Re: Making PlatniumChloride out of Platinum wire

From: Michael Koch-Schulte ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/24/05-11:05:56 AM Z
Message-id: <001c01c5d8bd$330c7480$9f00a8c0@Sweetwood>

Hi Cor,
I stumbled upon this article a while ago it concerns itself, among other
things, with refining platinum from, of all things, old catalytic convertors
from cars. Who knew?! I suppose you would have to name the sub-genre
alt-process appropriately once you started to print with these recovered
materials ie. Volkswag-o-type, Merced-o-type, Ford-o-type, Hondatype....;^)


Breukel, C. (HKG) wrote:
> Hi,
> Clearing out surplus electrophoresis equipment out of my biochemistry
> lab has results in a few grams of platinum electrode wire. I would
> like to try to turn this wire (no idea about the purity, pretty pure
> I guess) into Platinum Chloride by taking the same route which I took
> to make GoldChloride out of pure Gold (yes I am aware of the
> necessary safety precautions and have access to equipment). It is my
> understanding that Pt is soluble (only) in aqua regain, so it would
> be interesting to give it a try, although I am a bit worried about
> possible impurities. At best I could end up with platinum chloride
> for Pt printing, at worst at least I could perhaps use it for making
> up Pt toner, to be used on Kallitypes,
> Thanks,
> Best,
> Cor
Received on Mon Oct 24 11:08:04 2005

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