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platinum black

noun, Chemistry.
a black powder consisting of very finely divided metallic platinum, used as a catalyst, especially in organic synthesis.
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First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
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platinum black

(chem) a black powder consisting of very finely divided platinum metal. It is used as a catalyst, esp in hydrogenation reactions
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