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Title Characterisation of hydrocarbonaceous overlayers important in metal-catalysed selective hydrogenation reactions
Abstract The hydrogenation of alkynes to alkenes over supported metal catalysts is an important industrial process and it has been shown that hydrocarbonaceous overlayers are important in controlling selectivity profiles of metal-catalysed hydrogenation reactions. As a model system, we have selected propyne hydrogenation over a commercial Pd(5%)/Al2O3 catalyst. Inelastic neutron scattering studies show that the C–H stretching mode ranges from 2850 to 3063 cm?1, indicating the mostly aliphatic nature of the overlayer and this is supported by the quantification of the carbon and hydrogen on the surface. There is also a population of strongly hydrogen-bonded hydroxyls, their presence would indicate that the overlayer probably contains some oxygen functionality. There is little evidence for any olefinic or aromatic species. This is distinctly different from the hydrogen-poor overlayers that are deposited on Ni/Al2O3 catalysts during methane reforming.
Organisation ISIS , ISIS-MERLIN , STFC
Keywords ISIS 2013
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Journal Article Chem Phys 427 (2013): 49-53. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2013.04.005 2013
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