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1887
Volume 35, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0032-1400

Abstract

The recent surge of interest in palladium, an element whose history has not been afforded the same coverage in this Journal as that given to platinum, has prompted this account of the discovery and preliminary investigation of this important member of the platinum group of metals. The first written reports about palladium resulted in controversy, confusion and embarrassment; its inclusion in jewellery in the early twentieth century, and more especially some recent claims concerning palladium electrodes, had similar effects. A number of the people who contributed in various ways to the introduction of this metal to the scientific community in the early nineteenth century are also considered, briefly.

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