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Selective carbon dioxide hydrogenation driven by ferromagnetic RuFe nanoparticles in ionic liquids (2018)
Journal Article
Qadir, M. I., Weilhard, A., Fernandes, J. A., de Pedro, I., Vieira, B. J. C., Waerenborgh, J. C., & Dupont, J. (2018). Selective carbon dioxide hydrogenation driven by ferromagnetic RuFe nanoparticles in ionic liquids. ACS Catalysis, 8(2), 1621-1627. doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b03804

CO2 is selectively hydrogenated to HCO2H or hydrocarbons (HCs) by RuFe nanoparticles (NPs) in ionic liquids (ILs) under mild reaction conditions. The generation of HCO2H occurs in ILs containing basic anions, whereas heavy HCs (up to C21 at 150 °C)... Read More

Revealing Hydrogenation Reaction Pathways on Naked Gold Nanoparticles (2017)
Journal Article
Luza, L., Rambor, C. P., Gual, A., Alves Fernandes, J., Eberhardt, D., & Dupont, J. (2017). Revealing Hydrogenation Reaction Pathways on Naked Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Catalysis, 7(4), 2791-2799. doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b00391

Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) display distinct characteristics as hydrogenation catalysts, with higher selectivity and lower catalytic activity than group 8−10 metals. The ability of AuNPs to chemisorb/activate simple molecules is limited by the low coo... Read More