2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Molecular approach for the synthesis of supported nanoparticles on active carbon using noble metal clusters

C. Willocq, D. Vidick, S. Hermans, A. Delcorte, P. Bertrand, V. Dubois, M. Devillers
Université Catholique de Louvain, BE

clusters, nanoparticles, palladium, ruthenium, carbon, catalysis

A molecular approach was envisaged for the preparation of nanoparticles supported on carbon. The support was first treated in order to build suitable anchors for organometallic compounds on the surface. Palladium clusters of various nuclearities were then grafted, and after a gentle thermal activation, homogeneously dispersed supported nanoparticles of 1-10 nm in size were obtained. These particles displayed an activity in hydrogenation catalysis.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract