Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 218–224 | Cite as

Catalytic Activity of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide in the Hydrogenation of Ethylene and Acetylene

  • A. A. AbakumovEmail author
  • I. B. Bychko
  • A. S. Nikolenko
  • P. E. Strizhak

Catalytic activity was shown for N-doped reduced graphene oxide (N-RGO), subjected to prior thermal reduction in a hydrogen atmosphere, in the hydrogenation of ethylene and acetylene. Samples of N-RGO and activated N-RGO (N-RGO-H2) were characterized by SEM, TEM, IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Our results indicate the catalytic activity of N-RGO-H2 may be attributed to the presence of nitrogen-containing fragments, which may reveal frustrated Lewis pairs properties.

Key words

graphene catalysis ethylene acetylene hydrogenation 


This work was carried out in the framework of the Joint Scientific Research Program on New Functional Compounds and Materials for the Chemical Industry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Contract No. 5-18) and the Targeted Joint Basic Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on Fundamental Problems in the Creation of New Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (Contract No. 29/18-N).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Abakumov
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. B. Bychko
    • 1
  • A. S. Nikolenko
    • 2
  • P. E. Strizhak
    • 1
  1. 1.L. V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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