Toward less dependence on platinum group metal catalysts: The merits of utilizing tin

Richard D. Adams, Douglas A. Blom, Burjor Captain, Robert Raja, John Meurig Thomas, Eszter Trufan

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Abstract

Minute stoichiometric bimetallic clusters rich in tin (PtSn2, RhSn2, and RuSn2) are powerful selective hydrogénation catalysts: these "molecular metallic" entities, supported on mesoporous silica and characterized by aberration-corrected electron microscopy, yield high percentages of cyclododecene (CDE) at fractional conversions ranging from 0.45 to 0.70 of the parent cyclododecatriene (CDT) at modest temperatures and under solvent-free conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9223-9226
Number of pages4
JournalLangmuir
Volume24
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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    Adams, R. D., Blom, D. A., Captain, B., Raja, R., Thomas, J. M., & Trufan, E. (2008). Toward less dependence on platinum group metal catalysts: The merits of utilizing tin. Langmuir, 24(17), 9223-9226. https://doi.org/10.1021/la801759d