Volume 90 Issue 46 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 12, 2012

Nanoconfinement Prevents Nickel Catalyst From Fouling

Unconventional synthesis yields sheltered nanoparticles that stand up well to harsh reaction conditions
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: catalysis, steam reforming, nanoconfinement, sintering, coking

By confining small particles of nickel in the pores of a zirconium dioxide matrix, researchers in China have developed a long-lasting and active catalyst that resists common routes to fouling and deactivation (Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/c2cc37109j). The study may lead to methods for preparing a variety of robust nanocomposite catalysts that tolerate high temperatures and high humidity. Nickel nanoparticles supported on . . .

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