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Palladium Uses: Modern Applications

As a member of the platinum group of metals, palladium exhibits many of the characteristics found in platinum, such as hardness, high melting point and excellent catalytic properties.

As such, many of palladium's applications parallel that of platinum and palladium is often used as a lower cost alternative to its more famous sibling.

Like platinum, palladium is used in pollution control, chemical processing and in electronics. Unlike platinum, its use in jewelry is mainly as a hardening agent in platinum alloy . Pure palladium is seldom seen in jewelry, despite efforts to promote the metal as a viable alternative to platinum.

Major Applications of Palladium

  • Autocatalysts
  • Electronics
  • Dentistry
  • Chemical Processing