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Keywords:

  • ionic liquids;
  • hydrogenation;
  • palladium;
  • nanoparticles;
  • supported catalysts
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Going against tradition: Uniformly distributed Pd nanoparticles on imidazolium-ionic-liquid-modified Al2O3 surfaces are prepared by a top down approach by using a new sputtering chamber. The hydrogenation of 1,3-cyclohexadiene is used to probe the surface properties of these new Pd nanoparticles.