Platinum – a hidden champion among precious metals

The public often underestimates the importance of platinum. The fact that platinum is significantly harder and mechanically more stable than gold explains its use for producing precious jewelry as a means of payment and as a permanent financial investment. At least as necessary, platinum has remarkable catalytic characteristics, making it increasingly attractive for industrial use. Examples include catalysts in automobiles but also in fuel cells. In addition, there are large-scale industrial processes such as the production of nitric acid.

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