Palladium(II) nitrate is the inorganic compound with the formula Pd(NO3)2. It is a red-brown deliquescent solid. As a solution in nitric acid, it catalyzes the conversion of alkenes to dinitrate esters. Its pyrolysis affords palladium oxide.
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|Molar mass||230.43 g/mol|
|Melting point||Decomposes >100 °C|
|Main hazards||Irritant, possibility of allergic reaction|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Palladium nitrate may be prepared by dissolving palladium oxide hydrate in dilute nitric acid followed by crystallization. The nitrate crystallizes as yellow-brown deliquescent prisms. Alternatively, the compound may be obtained by treating palladium metal with nitric acid.
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