OF06 Facile, surfactant-free synthesis of Pd nanoparticles for selective hydrogenation of acetylene

Monday, June 6, 2011: 11:20 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 3 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Patrick Burton, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Abhaya K. Datye, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Center For Microengineered Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and Timothy J. Boyle, Advanced Materials Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
We describe here a novel synthesis route that allows us to generate Pd monometallic nanoparticles with unusually high selectivity for hydrogenation of acetylene in the presence of excess ethylene.

Extended Abstracts: