Bimetallic platinum–ruthenium nanoparticles stabilised by pyridine- and monophosphine-based ligands were prepared either in supercritical CO2 or in THF. TEM analyses evidenced a tendency of the nanoparticles prepared in supercritical CO2 to agglomerate. Both types of bimetallic nanoparticles were further confined into functionalised multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Upon confinement, PtRu nanoparticles stabilised by phosphine ligands appeared more agglomerated than those stabilised by the pyridine ligand. These materials were applied to cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation. Confined PtRu nanoparticles showed higher catalytic activity and selectivity than unsupported nanoparticles.
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.