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Control of metal catalyst selectivity through specific noncovalent molecular interactions.
The specificity of chemical reactions conducted over solid catalysts can potentially be improved by utilizing noncovalent interactions to direct reactant binding geometry. Here we apply thiolateExpand
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The selective oxidation of ethylene glycol and 1,2-propanediol on Au, Pd, and Au–Pd bimetallic catalysts
Abstract The oxidation of ethylene glycol (HOCH 2 CH 2 OH) and 1,2-propanediol (HOCH(CH 3 )CH 2 OH) was investigated over Pd/C, Au/C, and a series of bimetallic catalysts prepared by electrolessExpand
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Bifunctional Catalysts for Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates: A Review
Deoxygenation is an important reaction in the conversion of biomass-derived oxygenates to fuels and chemicals. A key route for biomass refining involves the production of pyrolysis oil through rapidExpand
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Organic Thiol Modified Pt/TiO2 Catalysts to Control Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Substituted Nitroarenes
The quest for selective heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysts is state of the art research. We present a simple surface modification method for Pt/TiO2 catalysts employing organic thiols for theExpand
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Effects of Electronic Structure Modifications on the Adsorption of Oxygen Reduction Reaction Intermediates on Model Pt(111)-Alloy Surfaces
In this work, the relationship between electronic structure and adsorption energies of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) intermediates (O, OH, OOH, O2, and H2O) is investigated for modified PtExpand
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Mechanistic study of the electrochemical oxygen reduction reaction on Pt(111) using density functional theory.
Density functional theory (DFT) was used to study the electrolyte solution effects on the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) on Pt(111). To model the acid electrolyte, an H(5)O(2)(+) cluster was used.Expand
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Stabilizing Ni Catalysts by Molecular Layer Deposition for Harsh, Dry Reforming Conditions
To inhibit sintering of ∼5 nm supported Ni particles during dry reforming of methane (DRM), catalysts were stabilized with porous alumina grown by ABC alucone molecular layer deposition (MLD). TheExpand
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Effect of water on formic acid photocatalytic decomposition on TiO2 and Pt/TiO2
Abstract The effect of water on the adsorption and photocatalytic decomposition (PCD) of formic acid on TiO2 and Pt/TiO2 was investigated using transient reaction studies, temperature-programmedExpand
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Controlling surface crowding on a Pd catalyst with thiolate self-assembled monolayers
Abstract The relationship between surface crowding and catalytic activity was investigated using thiolate self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on Pd/Al 2 O 3 catalysts. The surface density of theExpand
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Using Screencasts in ChE Courses
The expansion of distance learning has created new technologies that distribute educational content, and many online classes are taught using video technology. As schools began using video lectures,Expand
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