Platinum (Pt) has some curious properties like the ability of a thin sheet of it to allow the passage of hydrogen gas and none other while heated red hot. It is the most ductile of metals allowing it to be drawn into fine wires so thin a microscope is required to see them. A sponge made of this metal has a remarkable absorptive capacity for oxygen and will absorb 250 times its volume of that gas.

It is a well known property of platinum and its associated family of elements that they transform one chemical substance into another state or substance without substantially changing themselves. This is what a catalyst is - a “transmuter” or agent of change. It is believed that the platinum family was part of the Alchemists’ “Philosopher’s Stone” or that most valuable substance which “changes other substances but itself remains unchanged”. Platinum and its family members are used extensively in dehydrogenation? and aromatization? industrial processes.16 All six noble metals, palladium (Maxted and Ismail, 1964; Tayim and Bailar, 1967), platinum (Cramer et al., 1963; Davis et al., 1963), rhodium? (Vaska and Rhodes ,1965; Young et al., 1965; James and Rempel, 1966; Mague and Wilkinson, 1966; Osborn et al., 1966; Jardine et al., 1967; Montelatici et al., 1968; O’Connor and Wilkinson, 1968, 1969; Chevallier et al., 1969; Piers and Cheng, 1969; Shapley et al., 1969; Lehman et al., 1970; Dewhirst, 1970; Abbey et al., 1971; Masters et al., 1971), ruthenium? (Halpern et al., 1961; Harrod et al., 1961; Halpern, 1965; Jardine and McQuillin, 1968; Hui and James, 1969; Ogata et al., 1970; Khan et al., 1971), iridium? (Haddad et al., 1964; Eberhardt and Vaska, 1967; Yamaguchi, 1967; Bradley and Fraser, 1969; Guistiniani et al., 1969; Jardine et al., 1969; van Gaal et al., 1970; White et al., 1971), and osmium? (Vaska, 1965; Fotis and McCullom, 1967; Dewhirst, 1969) make active catalysts and these have appeared already in great variety. In fact the platinum family of elements is well known to have these properties and has been and is used very extensively throughout the chemical industry.

Hydrogenation? and dehydrogenation? are important chemical and biological processes. Hydrogenation? is exothermic and proceeds at a negligible rate in the absence of a catalysts, even at elevated temperatures. The uncatalyzed reaction must have, therefore, a very large energy of activation. The function of the catalyst is to lower the energy of activation so that the reaction can proceed rapidly at room temperature. The catalyst does not, of course, affect the net energy change of the overall reaction; it simply lowers the energy hill between the reactants and products. A catalyst lowers the energy of activation by permitting the reaction to take place in a different way, that is, by a different mechanism. In this case, the reactants are absorbed on the enormous surface area of the finely divided metal (as in a colloid), where reaction actually occurs. Lowering the energy hill decreases the energy of activation of the reverse reaction as well and thus increases the rate of dehydrogenation?.17

Primary alcohols in the presence of oxygen and a noble metal catalyst can be converted to aldehydes or acids and secondary alcohols afford ketones.17 Furthermore it is just as simple to prepare artificial alkanes and then convert them to alkenes or alkenes back into alkanes or convert unsaturated esters into saturated ester.16

Catalytic oxidation? of carbohydrates over platinum metals has proven to be a very powerful tool for controlled transformations of these substances. The oxidations are characterized by extremely high selectivity which has been likened to that obtained in natural processes. Selective oxidations of mono- and oligo-saccharides with platinum catalysts and air have led to efficient preparations of uroinic acids, aminouronic acids, uronosides, aldonic acids, and intermediates in ascorbic acid synthesis (Heyns, 1970).17 Palladium is one of the most active catalysts for oxidation of hydrocarbons (Moro-oka et al., 1969). Not only these specific items but these noble metal catalysts play important functional roles in: carbonylation/decarbonylation; hydrosilylation; ammonolysis; alkylation/dealkylation; oxidation and deoxidation of olefins, aromatics, alcohols and acetylenes; acetoxylation; oligomerization of olefins and dienes; telomerization of dienes and many many other uses throughout the chemical industries.

Considering all the bio-chemically related functions of platinum, how is it that the human body can exist in a properly functional state without platinum being present? Its role as catalyst or transformer of chemical substances during which other energies play vital roles is absolutely vital in the bio-chemical processor we call our body. Small wonder when seemingly miraculous cures have been witnessed when this element was added to the system.

In The Precious Metal Review a publication put out by Johnson-Mathe, one of two platinum processors in the world, are numerous articles about the many uses of platinum and the other precious metals in health care. Most of these articles deal with cancer treatments. Currently Sys-Platinum (ammonia-platinum compounds) and Carbono-Platinum are standard in the medical industry used to treat testicular and ovarian cancers. Apparently platinum salts when properly introduced through the blood stream solulized in small enough micro-clusters (as in colloids) cause changes in the DNA. During diseased states of the body the RNA and DNA find it difficult to communicate because the DNA has been disturbed. The changes wrought by the platinum re-establish the integrity of the DNA so it can then properly communicate with the messenger RNA about problems elsewhere in the system.

What is being said here is this: Of the three metals gold, silver and platinum the latter is the Neutral or Dominant of the three. Symbolically this is seen in the triune association of Adam (Au), Eve (Ag) and God (Pt). We have already seen where the essence of gold is a positive or individualizing ‘force’. The silver is a negative or assimilating ‘force’. The element of platinum, when properly associated with the former two, will be that which governs or controls and changes them. In this scenario platinum acts as the fulcrum upon which the see-saw of male and female forces play themselves out as they each change their relative stance or position to each other. These ideas are not unlike the ancient Chinese ideas of chi energy flows streaming throughout the anatomy and always in pairs of yin/yang or female/male polarizations or phases of each type of chi and there are several types coursing throughout the body. The platinum would fulfill a role of harmonizer of these two polarities.

Law of The Dominant
"Every object is such by virtue of the higher or dominant force which controls the two tendencies, assimilation and individualization. i. e., Negative and Positive." Keely / MacVicar
Divine Triplet or the Law of One in considering Gold, Silver & Platinum as applied to the Mind, Body & Spirit (external link)

See Also

2.25 - Regauging or Control of the Neutral
14.17 - Dominant is a Catalyst
Philosophers Stone
Rhythmic Balanced Interchange
Thought Force

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