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Title: Identifying the role of N-heteroatom location in the activity of metal catalysts for alcohol oxidation

Here, this work focuses on understanding how the bonding of nitrogen heteroatoms contained on/in a activated carbon support influence the stability and reactivity of a supported Pd catalyst for the oxidation of alcohols in solution. The results show that simply adding N groups via solution chemistry is insufficient to improve catalytic properties. Instead a strongly bound N moiety is required to activate the catalyst and stabilize the metal particles.
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  1. Univ. degli Studi di Milano via Golgi, Milano (Italy)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1867-3880
ChemPubSoc Europe
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; nitrogen functionalization; activated carbon; Pd nanoparticles; alcohol oxidation