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Platinum nanoparticles supported on ionic liquid-modified-silica gel: hydrogenation catalysts

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Abstract

Platinum nanoparticles (ca. 2.3 nm) dispersed in ionic liquids and functionalized ionic liquids were supported within a silica network by the sol–gel method. The effect of the sol–gel catalyst (acid or base) on the encapsulated ionic liquid and on the platinum content was studied, and the silica morphology, the texture of the support material, and the hydrogenation activity were investigated. The Pt(0) content in the resulting xerogels (ca. 0.2 wt% Pt/SiO2) was shown to be independent of the sol–gel process. The acidic conditions resulted in xerogels with larger pore diameters, which in turn might be responsible for the higher catalytic activity in hydrogenation of the alkenes and arenes obtained with the heterogeneous catalyst (Pt(0)/SiO2).

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2014, accepted on 24 Mar 2014 and first published on 25 Mar 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01066C
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 16583-16588
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    Platinum nanoparticles supported on ionic liquid-modified-silica gel: hydrogenation catalysts

    L. Foppa, J. Dupont and C. W. Scheeren, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 16583
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01066C

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