Catalysis Letters

, Volume 141, Issue 6, pp 821–825

Catalytic Performance of Pt Metal Particles at the Tips of Carbon Nanotubes

  • S. Takenaka
  • T. Iguchi
  • E. Tanabe
  • H. Matsune
  • M. Kishida
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-011-0588-0

Cite this article as:
Takenaka, S., Iguchi, T., Tanabe, E. et al. Catal Lett (2011) 141: 821. doi:10.1007/s10562-011-0588-0

Abstract

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.

Graphical Abstract

Pt metal particles at the tips of CNTs showed excellent activity for the selective hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated aldehydes to unsaturated alcohols similarly to Pt metal particles supported on the outer surface of CNTs.
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Keywords

Pt metal particlesCarbon nanotubesEthylene decompositionCinnamaldehyde hydrogenation

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Takenaka
    • 1
  • T. Iguchi
    • 1
  • E. Tanabe
    • 2
  • H. Matsune
    • 1
  • M. Kishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research InstituteHigashi-HiroshimaJapan