You likely think of expensive jewelry and watches when platinum comes to mind. But there are so many more industrial uses than just those.
Here are some DYK’s for platinum –
In certain chemical forms, platinum has the ability to slow or stop the division of living cells. Platinum-based drugs have been developed to help with cancers—breast, testicular and ovarian to name a few.
The first platinum based chemotherapy drug discovered by researchers was cisplatin, which forty years later continues to be effective. In that time, scientists have searched for ways to improve the anti-tumor efficacy of platinum based drugs, reducing the toxicity profile, and strengthening them against resistance.