Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 165–175 | Cite as

Electrochemical preparation of potassium gold cyanide

  • Indira Rajagopal
  • S R Rajagopalan
Preparative And Characterization


The essential requirements for the industrial preparation of potassium gold cyanide (pgc) are: (a) high rate of dissolution and (b) smooth and uniform dissolution. Employing galvanostatic and potentiostatic polarisation data and observations on the surface topography of anodes dissolved by both the techniques, it is shown that potentiostatic dissolution of gold in potassium cyanide at +0·345 V satisfies the above requirements.


Electrochemical preparation anodic dissolution gold plating salt plating potassium gold cyanide 


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© The Indian Academy of Sciences 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Indira Rajagopal
    • 1
  • S R Rajagopalan
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science DivisionNational Aeronautical LaboratoryBangaloreIndia

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