Catalytic Performance of Pt Metal Particles at the Tips of Carbon Nanotubes
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- Takenaka, S., Iguchi, T., Tanabe, E. et al. Catal Lett (2011) 141: 821. doi:10.1007/s10562-011-0588-0
The catalytic performance of Pt metal at the tips of carbon nanotubes (CNT@Pt), which was prepared by ethylene decomposition over Pt/MgO, was compared with that of Pt metal on the outer surface of CNT (Pt/CNT). CNT@Pt showed excellent catalytic performance toward the hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated aldehydes to unsaturated alcohols, which was similar to that of Pt/CNT and resulted from a strong interaction between Pt metal and the CNT.