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The modification of M41S materials: addition of metal clusters and nanoparticles


Hondow, NS and Koutsantonis, GA and Fuller, RO and Fansuri, H and Saunders, M and Stamps, RL and Zhang, D, The modification of M41S materials: addition of metal clusters and nanoparticles, New Journal of Chemistry, 34 pp. 1286-1294. ISSN 1144-0546 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1039/B9NJ00626E


The incorporation of various molecular metal clusters, with well defined stoichiometry, into M41S materials has been investigated. The grafting of simple metal clusters, such as [Ru3(CO)12] and [PPN]2[Fe4(CO)13], and the larger, and in one instance, bimetallic, clusters [(dppe)2Cu][Cu6Fe4(CO)16] and [PPh4][Ru106-C)(μ-H)(CO)24] has been achieved. Nanoparticles containing iron and platinum were also anchored on silaceous supports. The proportion of iron to platinum in FePt nanoparticles was adjusted by altering the molar ratios of starting materials. Consequently, ratios of Fe : Pt of 20 : 80, 27 : 73, 40 : 60, 53 : 47 and 64 : 36 were examined. The materials produced in this manner were characterised by Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD), BET surface areas and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and elemental analysis. The FePt materials were also investigated for their magnetic properties by SQUID magnetometry. A number of the metal containing materials were investigated for their potential to produce hydrocarbons in the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis, nanoparticles, metal clusters, mesoporous silicas
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Metal cluster chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Fuller, RO (Dr Rebecca Fuller)
ID Code:153929
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2022-10-17
Last Modified:2022-11-18

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