KL-M-BRB-1 Catalytic Selectivity Control by Size, Shape, and Oxide Interfaces of Metal Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Characterization under Reaction Conditions

Monday, June 3, 2013: 9:40 AM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Kwangjin An1,2, William Michalak1,2, Selim Alayoglu1,2 and Gabor A. Somorjai1,2, (1)University of California Berkeley, USA, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.


Monodispersed metal and bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) in the 1-10 nm range have been synthesized and supported onto either substrates or mesoporous oxide supports. Catalytic hydrocarbon conversion reactions (hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, isomerization, ring opening) were studied over NP-based catalysts. The selectivities and turnover rates were found to be NP size- and shape-dependent.

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