Palladium Oxide (PdO) Nanoparticles – Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties


Nanoparticles exhibit unexpected behavior due to the altered atomic and molecular properties of basic elements. This article will elaborate on the properties and applications of palladium oxide nanoparticles.

Palladium oxide (PdO) nanoparticles are available in the form of dispersions, coatings, transparent and high purity particles. Some of the synonyms of palladium oxide are panaxan, ketopalladium, oxopalladium and palladium monoxide. Palladium belongs to Block D, Period 5 while oxygen belongs to Block P, Period 2 of the periodic table.

Chemical Properties

The following tables list the chemical properties of palladium oxide.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol PdO
CAS No 1314-08-5
Group Palladium 10
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Palladium [Kr] 4d10
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Palladium 86.93
Oxygen 13.06

Physical Properties

Palladium oxide nanoparticles have a powdery appearance and a spherical structure. The table below provides the physical properties of these nanoparticles.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.7 g/cm3 0.314 lb/in3
Molar Mass 122.42 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of palladium oxide nanoparticles are given in the table below:-

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting Point 750°C 1382°F


The following are the chief applications of palladium oxide:-

  • Manufacture of medicines
  • Manufacture of plastics


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