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noun Chemistry.

a black powder consisting of very finely divided metallic platinum, used as a catalyst, especially in organic synthesis.

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Origin of platinum black

First recorded in 1850–55
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platinum black

noun

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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