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Palladium on iron oxide nanoparticles: the morphological effect of the support in glycerol hydrogenolysis

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Abstract

Palladium supported on different shaped iron oxides has been synthesized and tested in glycerol hydrogenolysis in order to investigate the morphological effect of the support on catalytic performance. The plate-like iron oxide support exhibits a much higher activity due to the presence of more basic sites (oxygen vacancies) on its predominant polar surface. Thus, by tailoring the shape of the crystallized support, we show that bifunctional metal-oxide catalysis at the interface, like in the present example, can be significantly manipulated.

Graphical abstract: Palladium on iron oxide nanoparticles: the morphological effect of the support in glycerol hydrogenolysis

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Submitted
15 Apr 2013
Accepted
17 Jun 2013
First published
18 Jun 2013

Green Chem., 2013,15, 2064-2069
Article type
Communication

Palladium on iron oxide nanoparticles: the morphological effect of the support in glycerol hydrogenolysis

J. Ge, Z. Zeng, F. Liao, W. Zheng, X. Hong and S. C. E. Tsang, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 2064
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40712H

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