Polymer-protected cu/pd bimetallic clusters

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  • Prof. Naoki Toshima,

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    1. Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 (Japan)
    • Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Yuan Wang

    1. Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 (Japan)
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    • On leave from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China), supported by a Monbusho Scholarship.


Abstract

Polymer-protected bimetallic clusters areexcellent candidates as catalysts for various chemical reactions. For Example, Cu/Pd clusters accelerate the hydration of acrylonitrile (See Figure). However, hurdles femain to be overcome in their preparation. Following a brief overview of preparative techniques, details are given of a new method for the preparation of Cu/Pd binetallic clusters protected by poly(N-vinyl-2pyrrolidone) from bimetallic hydroxide colloids.

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