Palladium Dichloride Whiskers: Preparation and Properties

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Science  25 Oct 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3852, pp. 467-468
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3852.467


Palladium dichloride whiskers can be prepared by reacting palladium with chlorine at temperatures above 500°C. The crystals measure 1 x 100 micrometers and are strong (5 percent elastic deformation). They may be a morphological form of one of the high-temperature polymorphs of PdCl2.

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