Platinum-like behavior of tungsten carbide in surface catalysis.

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Tungsten carbide catalyzes the formation of water from hydrogen and oxygen at room temperature, the reduction of tungsten trioxide by hydrogen in the presence of water, and the isomerization of 2,2-dimethylpropane to 2-methylbutane. This catalytic behavior, which is typical of platinum, is not exhibited at all by tungsten. The surface electronic properties… (More)

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@article{Levy1973PlatinumlikeBO, title={Platinum-like behavior of tungsten carbide in surface catalysis.}, author={Robert B. Levy and M. Boudart}, journal={Science}, year={1973}, volume={181 4099}, pages={547-9} }