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Platinum(II) bromide

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Platinum(II) bromide

Platinum(II) bromide
CAS number
EC number
Molecular formula Br2Pt
Molar mass 354.886 g/mol
Appearance Dark green powder
Density 6.65 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 250 °C (decomp.)
Solubility in water insol.
square planar
Dipole moment 0 D
R-phrases R36/37/38, R43
S-phrases S24, S26,
Main hazards skin irritant
Flash point ?°C
Related compounds
Other anions platinum(II) chloride, platinum(II) iodide
Related compounds platinum tetrabromide, platinum tribromide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Platinum bromide is the chemical compound with the formula PtBr2. This dark green powder is a common precursor to other platinum-bromide compounds. Like palladium chloride and palladium bromide, it is a compound that dissolves only in coordinating solvents or in the presence of donor ligands.

Illustrative use

Transition metal carbene complex of platinum can be prepared by heating platinum bromide with the imidazolium salt NHC precursors, and sodium acetate in dimethyl sulfoxide.[1]


  1. ^ Muehlhofer M., Strassner T., Herdtweck E., Herrmann W.A. (2002). "Synthesis and structural characterization of novel bridged platinum(II) biscarbene complexes".  
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