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Preparation of a Ru-Nanoparticles/Defective-Graphene Composite as a Highly Efficient Arene-Hydrogenation Catalyst

Authors

  • Dr. Ke Xin Yao,

    1. Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900 (Saudi Arabia)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Xin Liu,

    1. Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900 (Saudi Arabia)
    2. School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Zheng Li,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260 (Singapore)
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  • Cheng Chao Li,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Dr. Hua Chun Zeng,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Dr. Yu Han

    Corresponding author
    1. Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900 (Saudi Arabia)
    • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900 (Saudi Arabia)
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Abstract

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A right mix-up! A facile approach is reported that enables the in situ production of fine Ru nanoparticles (d≈3 nm) on graphene oxide. The as-obtained composite shows superior catalytic activity and stability for the hydrogenation of arenes.

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