Palladium - the star among catalysts

Palladium belongs to the platinum group of metals and behaves very similarly to platinum. Palladium is mostly a by-product of nickel and copper mining. Palladium is an excellent catalyst for accelerating chemical reactions and is therefore also used in exhaust gas catalysts in the automotive industry.

In the jewelry industry, palladium is used to "decolorize" gold. The result is white gold. The precious metal has additional use as bullion coins, e.g., Palladium Maple Leaf. Palladium is also used in industrial work. It is found in exhaust gas catalytic converters for gasoline engines.

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