‘Virtual Issues’ pull together articles from the Platinum Metals Review archive which are relevant to a particular area of technology.
- Virtual Issue 1: ‘PGM Technology for Glass Manufacture’
- Virtual Issue 2: ‘Emissions Control’
- Virtual Issue 3: ‘Smithson Tennant: Iridium and Osmium’
- Virtual Issue 4: ‘The Discoverers of the PGM Isotopes’
- Virtual Issue 5: ‘The Platinum Decathlon’
- Virtual Issue 6: ‘South Africa: PGM Extraction to Applications’
- Virtual Issue 7: ‘The Chemistry of the Platinum Group Metals’
Our first Virtual Issue draws from the archive material on pgm technology for glass manufacture and is brought up to date by a recent article on this subject, providing a neat overview of the developments in this technology over the past half-century. The Virtual Issue is available to download as a PDF file free of charge.
This Virtual Issue is a collection of articles from the Platinum Metals Review archive written or coauthored by Martyn V. Twigg, one of the foremost experts in the areas of catalysis and emissions control. Developments in the technology and legislation of pollution control from vehicle exhausts are covered in a series of articles and reviews. The Virtual Issue PDF is available to download free of charge.
The Virtual Issue is a collection of papers celebrating Smithson Tennant, the discoverer of iridium and osmium. 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of Tennant’s birth. Articles about the discovery and history of iridium and osmium are included. The Virtual Issue PDF is available to download free of charge.
The discoveries of the natural and artificial isotopes of platinum, iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium and ruthenium are described in this collection of articles by John W. Arblaster. An update on all pgm isotopes discovered up to 2010 is included. The Virtual Issue is available to download free of charge.
A collection of papers featuring ten application areas and ten properties of platinum and its alloys to represent a platinum decathlon. Platinum has a special combination of properties which make it desirable for various applications from jewellery to anticancer drugs and from high-temperature engineering to a range of catalytic applications. The Virtual Issue is available to download free of charge.
Research on the platinum group metals from their extraction to applications in South Africa have been collected together. The Virtual Issue is split into the following sections: PGM Extraction and Applications: Catalysis and Alloys. Articles include the deposits of the Bushveld Complex, platinum jewellery alloys and platinum alloys for shape memory applications. The Virtual Issue is available to download free of charge.
A collection of reviews of a triennial international conference series devoted solely to the chemistry of the platinum group metals. The conferences were sponsored jointly by the Dalton Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Johnson Matthey and covered topics such as organometallic, catalytic and coordination chemistry. The Virtual Issue is available to download free of charge.