Catalysis Letters

, Volume 127, Issue 3, pp 334–338

Palladium Nanohexagons and Nanospheres in Selective Alkyne Hydrogenation


DOI: 10.1007/s10562-008-9684-1

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Semagina, N. & Kiwi-Minsker, L. Catal Lett (2009) 127: 334. doi:10.1007/s10562-008-9684-1


Palladium nanohexagons were prepared using a seed-mediated method. Their catalytic performance in 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol hydrogenation was compared to the one of monodispersed Pd nanospheres. Quantitative correlations between initial turnover frequencies (TOFs) and nanoparticle surface compositions showed independence of TOFs calculated per atoms on Pd(111) facets on particle size and shape.


HydrogenationAlkyneSize effectShape effectPd-nanoparticleAOTCTAB

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Group of Chemical Reaction EngineeringEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada