Understanding the molecular basis for the controlled design of ruthenium nanoparticles in microporous aluminophosphates

Matthew E. Potter, Jamie M. Purkis, Michal Perdjon, Peter P. Wells, Robert Raja

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Abstract

Controlling the structural properties of nanoparticle catalysts within a microporous framework is a major challenge. Using in situ X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy we detail the influence of activation parameters on the nature of ruthenium particles that are located within the confines of a nanoporous aluminophosphate (RuAlPO-5) architecture. These in situ studies confirm that controlled annealing conditions can tailor the formation of specific ruthenium species, which alter the catalytic performance towards the oxidation of cyclohexane to KA oil (a 1:1 mixture of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol), the precursor for Nylon-6 and Nylon-6,6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-344
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Systems Design and Engineering
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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