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Issue 16, 2012
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Alcohol to water catalyzed by Pt nanoparticles: an experimental and computational approach

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Abstract

This paper reports alcohol decomposition on Pt nanoparticles. The catalytic degradation of 2-propanol into ethanol, methanol and finally water: 2-propanol → ethanol → methanol → water is observed during the photoreduction process of PtII leading to Pt nanoparticles. Formation of the intermediate products has been followed by UV-visible and IR spectroscopy. Quantum chemical results on the Pt13 particle show that alcohol degradation is possible, and that the mechanism involves the deposition of H, C and CH fragments on the particle’s surface.

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Submitted
23 Mar 2012
Accepted
11 May 2012
First published
15 May 2012

RSC Adv., 2012,2, 6686-6694
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Alcohol to water catalyzed by Pt nanoparticles: an experimental and computational approach

F. Dehouche, P. Archirel, H. Remita, N. Brodie-Linder and A. Traverse, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 6686
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20533E

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