List of Practical real world uses for Platinum (if self sufficient)

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  1. Water&Food

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    None - too hard to work with. Oh, probably good for knocking out a roo.

    You know the drill guys/gals... suggest 'practical' uses as outlined in this thread.
    Please realize, platinum has a melting point of 1768.3 C, and is not as easy to work with or cast.
     
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    Any subscription or membership fee can be increased by a factor of 10 just by using the prefix "platinum". :|
     
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    ummm google bots consideration ;)
    nice one though :lol:
     
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    i know cis platins (drugs that contain a platinum atom) were / are used for cancer treatments.

    It has a strong use as catalysts in industrial applications, however only a tiny amount if used.

    apart from that nota lot that i can think of.
     
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    nickybaby, can you do this in your backyard garage? Because, I find it slightly unbelievable the average can afford an electron microscope. ;)

    As for catalysts, yes, but how is that practical for you personally? Is it helpful in a self sufficient scenario? If so, please elaborate and share.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes and no.

    Platinum can be used in the formation of certain chemicals very easily and I could do that in my back yard. ( I do it at my school where I am a teacher) .

    Being a medicinal chemist at heart I could also use it to make certain anti cancer drungs at home.

    However it would have limited practical use as I could not purify them easily and I would need access to three fairly expensive machines to make sure it was pure.

    I could also use it to crack crude oil quite easily and it would speed up certain organic chemical reactions. But if you were looking at being self sufficient I would suggest that you would be using alternative energy sources and would not need crude oil or any of it derivatives.

    EDIT:- had a thought realised it was crap and so wont write it.
     
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    ^^^
    thanks for reply

    i wouldnt rule out crude oil as being useless if self sufficient... remember there is a difference between 'self sufficient' and one of them 'green people'
     

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