This work was financially supported by the EnerChem project (Max Planck Society). D.S.S. is thankful for financial support of the 973 Program of China (Grant No. 2011CBA00504). B.F. wishes to acknowledge support by Dr. C. Bamberg.
Carbon-Catalyzed Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Butane: Selective Site Formation during sp3-to-sp2 Lattice Rearrangement†
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 14, pages 3318–3322, March 28, 2011
How to Cite
Liu, X., Frank, B., Zhang, W., Cotter, T. P., Schlögl, R. and Su, D. S. (2011), Carbon-Catalyzed Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Butane: Selective Site Formation during sp3-to-sp2 Lattice Rearrangement. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 3318–3322. doi: 10.1002/anie.201006717
- Issue published online: 22 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 26 OCT 2010
- Max Planck Society
- 973 Program of China. Grant Number: 2011CBA00504
- phase transitions;
- surface activation
Onions are a girl's best friend: While catalyzing the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane, ultradispersed nanodiamonds (UDD) are transformed into onionlike carbon (OLC, see picture). This surface-activated bulk transformation from sp3- to sp2-hybridized carbon atoms is concomitant with an enhanced product selectivity to the desired butenes. In addition, the synthesis of OLC is achieved at temperatures 600 K lower than reported so far.