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Gold Bulletin

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 56–59

The history of their key role in electroplating


The most important discovery in the field of gold plating was undoubtedly the use of gold compounds in potassium cyanide solution as the electrolyte. In this article the author examines the state of diffusion of knowledge on complex gold cyanide solutions prior to their successful use for this purpose and describes the events that led to the commercial development of the process.

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Author: Graham Williams



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