CuPd Single Atom Alloys as Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts.

Kammert, James Drayton.

I synthesize Cu nanoparticles (d<30nm) deposit them on y-Al2O3 support and verify their structure and composition using HRTEM imagery XRD CO chemisorption and H2-TPR. I then add low concentrations of Pd using a sonication method and verify uptake and alloying with UV-vis and XPS. Finally I demonstrate the improved ability of the catalyst to selectively hydrogenate phenylacetylene to... read more

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Tufts University. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
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