Palladium(II) nitrate

Palladium(II) nitrate
IUPAC name
Palladium(II) nitrate
Other names
Palladium nitrate
Palladous nitrate
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ECHA InfoCard 100.030.228
PubChem 24932
Molar mass 230.43 g/mol
Appearance red-brown solid
Melting point Decomposes >100 °C
Main hazards Irritant, possibility of allergic reaction
Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions
Palladium(II) chloride
Other cations
Nickel(II) nitrate
Related compounds
Silver nitrate
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(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.[1]


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.


  1. Timothy T. Wenzel "Palladium(II) Nitrate" Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis 2001, John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/047084289X.rp013
Salts and covalent derivatives of the Nitrate ion
LiNO3 Be(NO3)2 B(NO3)4 C N O FNO3 Ne
NaNO3 Mg(NO3)2 Al(NO3)3 Si P S ClONO2 Ar
KNO3 Ca(NO3)2 Sc(NO3)3 Ti(NO3)4 VO(NO3)3 Cr(NO3)3 Mn(NO3)2 Fe(NO3)3 Co(NO3)2,
Ni(NO3)2 Cu(NO3)2 Zn(NO3)2 Ga(NO3)3 Ge As Se Br Kr
RbNO3 Sr(NO3)2 Y Zr(NO3)4 Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd(NO3)2 AgNO3 Cd(NO3)2 In Sn Sb Te I Xe(NO3)2
CsNO3 Ba(NO3)2   Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg2(NO3)2,
Tl(NO3)3 Pb(NO3)2 Bi(NO3)3
Po At Rn
Fr Ra   Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Cn Nh Fl Mc Lv Ts Og
La Ce(NO3)3,
Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd(NO3)3 Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Ac Th Pa UO2(NO3)2 Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr
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