Precious metal chemicals
Precious metal chemicals from SAXONIA are used worldwide, for example in electroplating, the chemical industry, in the electrical and electronics industry, battery and enamel colour production or in film and photo industry. Our range of high-quality precious metal chemicals includes the chemical compounds of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium mainly used in precious metal chemistry – either in solid, crystalline form, as a solution or as a concentrate.
For the production of our precious metal chemicals we only use precious metals with very high initial purity. In the same way only high-quality intermediates are used. Thanks to many years of production experience, efficient modern equipment, extensive laboratory facilities and not least a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001, we always guarantee very high quality standards.
Potassium dicyanoaurate (I) is used in surface technology for electroplating and chemical plating of products for technical applications (electronics industry, PCB production) or decorative purposes (jewellery industry). Potassium tetracyanoaurate (III) is used in the coating of surfaces difficult to activate. For the production of enamel colours and for the finishing of glass and ceramic products tetrachlorogold (III) acid is used.
|Product||Formula||Au content||CAS No.|
|Potassium dicyanoaurate (I)||K [Au(CN)2]||68.2%||13967-50-5|
|Potassium tetracyanoaurate (III)||K [Au(CN)4]||57.6%||14263-59-3|
|Tetrachlorogold (III) acid hydrate solution||HAuCl4||> 15%||16903-35-8|
|Tetrachlorogold (III) acid hydrate||HAuCl4 * nH2O||50%||16903-35-8|
SAXONIA is one of the largest manufacturers of cyanide silver salts in Europe, which are used for silver plating of surfaces for technical and decorative applications. The silver (I) nitrate produced at our plant in Halsbrücke / Saxony is in great demand internationally in the production of mirrors, the film and photo industry, the finishing of textiles and the chemical industry – both in crystalline form or as a solution. Other products – such as silver oxide – are used in the electronics industry, in the battery production as well as in the enamel colour production.
|Product||Formula||Ag content||CAS No.|
|Potassium  dicyanoargentate (I)||K [Ag (CN) 2]||54.2%||506-61-6|
|Silver (I) cyanide||AgCN||80.5%||506-64-9|
|Silver (I) nitrate||AgNO3||63.5%||7761-88-8|
|Silver (I) nitrate solution||AgNO3||650 g / l||7761-88-8|
|Silver (I) oxide||Ag2O||93%||20667-12-3|
|Silver (I) carbonate||Ag2CO3||79%||534-16-7|
|Silver crystals 5N||Ag||99.999%||7440-22-4|
|Silver (I) sulphate||Ag2SO4||69%||10294-26-5|
|Silver (I) acetate||Ag (OAc)||64.6%||563-63-3|
|Silver (I) chloride||AgCl||75%||7783-90-6|
The hexachloroplatinic (IV) acid solution produced by SAXONIA is used in the chemical industry and catalyst production. SAXONIA can produce further platinum chemicals on request.
|Product||Formula||Pt content||CAS No.|
|Hexachloroplatinic (IV) acid solution||H2 [PtCl6]||100 g / l||16941-12-1|
The palladium chemicals produced by SAXONIA are used worldwide as base material for the preparation of electrolytes and activators. These are used for the coating of PCB in the electronics industry, as well as glass processing and electroplating. In addition, palladium compounds are essential for the production of chemicals and catalytic converters.
|Product||Formula||Pd content||CAS No.|
|Palladium (II) chloride||PdCl2||59.8%||7647-10-1|
|Palladium (II) chloride solution||PdCl2||10% or 20%||7647-10-1|
|Palladium (II) chloride solution||PdCl2||72.5 g / l||7647-10-1|
|Palladium (II) sulphate solution||PdSO4||4%||13566-03-5|
|Tetraamminepalladium (II) chloride solution||[Pd (NH3) 4] Cl2||100 g / l||13815-17-3|
|Tetraamminepalladium (II) chloride conc.||[Pd (NH3) 4] Cl2||43%||13815-17-3|
|Tetraamminepalladium (II) sulphate solution||[(NH3) 4Pd] SO4||75 g / l||13601-06-4|
|Tetraamminepalladium (II) hydrogen carbonate solution (acetic)||(NH3) 4Pd (HCO 3) 2||8-10.0%||134620-00-1|
|Tetraamminepalladium (II) hydrogen carbonate||(NH3) 4Pd (HCO 3) 2||35%||134620-00-1|
|Palladium (II) acetate||Pd (OAc) 2||47%||3375-31-3|
Rhodium chemicals are used for the production of electrolytes for galvanic surface finishing, especially for products with a decorative exterior, which are successfully distributed worldwide by our customers. In addition, our rhodium compounds are used in the manufacture of chemicals and catalytic converters.
|Product||Formula||Rh content||CAS No.|
|Rhodium (III) sulphate solution||Rh2 (SO4) 3||4.5%||10489-46-0|
|Rhodium (III) chloride solution||RhCl3||10-20%||13569-65-8|
|Rhodium (III) chloride hydrate||RhCl 3 * nH2O||38%||20765-98-4|
Forms of Supply
Our precious metal chemicals are supplied as required in two different forms – either in solid, crystalline powder form, or as solution or concentrates.
We supply your precious metal chemicals in type-approved cartons, either with PE liners, PE bottles or PE cans, PE canisters and PE containers. The packaging sizes can be agreed individually.
Transport guidance: our precious metal chemicals are mostly hazardous or dangerous substances. Therefore handling requires special care in accordance with statutory safety regulations. Product labelling and inner and outer transport packaging comply with legal requirements.