Palladium is a steel white metal that does not tarnish in air. One of the platinum group metals, it is malleable and ductile. In the finely divided state palladium is a useful catalyst for hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions.
It is also used in electrical contacts, and in fine instruments such as watches. The jewellery industry uses palladium to decolourise gold, to produce 'white gold' a type of jewellery that is becoming more sought after.
Advent Research Materials Ltd supplies Palladium in foil and wire form in various different quantities.