Facile Synthesis of Branched Ruthenium Nanocrystals and Their Use in Catalysis

Pascal Lignier (Lead / Corresponding author), Ronan Bellabarba, Robert P. Tooze, Zixue Su, Philip Landon, Hervé Ménard, Wuzong Zhou

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Abstract

Our novel and facile synthesis of ruthenium nanostars opens the door to the shape control of previously inaccessible sophisticated and monodisperse ruthenium nanomaterials. The metallic state and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) structure of the Ru nanostars, which are approximately 15 nm across, were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). These materials can also act as seeds for the first preparation of ruthenium nanourchins. In addition, we have shown that they are as catalysts for the activation of CO and C?C bonds, since Fischer-Tropsch and solvent-free hydrogenation reactivities were observed on these unsupported materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date5 Dec 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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Lignier, P., Bellabarba, R., Tooze, R. P., Su, Z., Landon, P., Ménard, H., & Zhou, W. (2012). Facile Synthesis of Branched Ruthenium Nanocrystals and Their Use in Catalysis. Crystal Growth and Design, 12(2), 939-942. https://doi.org/10.1021/cg201408h
Lignier, Pascal ; Bellabarba, Ronan ; Tooze, Robert P. ; Su, Zixue ; Landon, Philip ; Ménard, Hervé ; Zhou, Wuzong. / Facile Synthesis of Branched Ruthenium Nanocrystals and Their Use in Catalysis. In: Crystal Growth and Design. 2012 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 939-942.
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