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dc.contributor.authorFihri, Aziz
dc.contributor.authorBouhrara, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorPatil, Umesh
dc.contributor.authorCha, Dong Kyu
dc.contributor.authorSaih, Youssef
dc.contributor.authorPolshettiwar, Vivek
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:57:39Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:57:39Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-06
dc.identifier.issn21555435
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/cs300179q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562240
dc.description.abstractWe have shown that fibrous nanosilica (KCC-1) can serve as a suitable support for the synthesis of highly dispersed ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles. The resulting KCC-1/Ru catalyst displayed superior activity for the hydrogenolysis of propane and ethane at atmospheric pressure and at low temperature. The high catalytic activity was due to the formation of Ru-nanoparticles with an active size range (1-4 nm) and the presence of hexagonal-shaped particles with several corners and sharp edges possessing reactive atoms with lowest coordination numbers. The catalyst was stable with an excellent lifetime and no sign of deactivation, even after eight days. This enhanced stability may be due to the fibrous nature of KCC-1 which restricts Ostwald ripening of Ru nanoparticles. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for funding and support.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.subjectalkanes
dc.subjectfibrous nanosilica
dc.subjecthydrogenolysis
dc.subjectnanocatalysis
dc.subjectruthenium
dc.titleFibrous nano-silica supported ruthenium (KCC-1/Ru): A sustainable catalyst for the hydrogenolysis of alkanes with good catalytic activity and lifetime
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labs
dc.identifier.journalACS Catalysis
kaust.personFihri, Aziz
kaust.personBouhrara, Mohamed
kaust.personPatil, Umesh
kaust.personCha, Dong Kyu
kaust.personSaih, Youssef
kaust.personPolshettiwar, Vivek


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