New process for controlling the structure of platinum nanoparticles promises breakthroughs in biofuels catalysts

October 5, 2019 |

In Wales, researchers led by the Cardiff Catalysis Institute in collaboration with scientists from Lehigh University, Jazan University, Zhejiang University, Glasgow University, University of Bologna, Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), and University College London have developed a techniqueto control and manipulate the structures of metal nanoparticles. These metal nanoparticles are widely used by industry as innovative catalysts for the production of bulk chemicals like polymers, liquid fuels (e.g., diesel, petrol) and other speciality chemicals (pharmaceutical products).

Nature Catalysis shows the simple ways of controlling the structure of platinum nanoparticles and tuning their catalytic properties. This research has been published in an article entitled “Tuning of catalytic sites in Pt/TiO2catalysts for the chemoselective hydrogenation of 3-nitrostyrene” in Nature Catalysis 

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