Pt nanoparticles deposited over carbon nanotubes for selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde
Two kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with different inner diameter (less than 10 nm: CNTs-1 and between 60 and 100 nm: CNTs-2) were used as catalyst supports. The platinum particles were simply deposited on the outside surface (CNTs-1) and inside (CNTs-2) and were easily reduced to Pt0 by refluxing. The catalysts exhibit high activities in the selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde which contains both CC and CO bonds. But the selectivity of these two catalysts was quite different under same reaction conditions. The high selective hydrogenation of CO bond was observed over catalyst 3%Pt/CNTs-2, while the completely hydrogenation of both CC and CO bonds was found over catalyst 3%Pt/CNTs-1.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 8, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 452–456