Issue Date: January 9, 2017 | Web Date: January 5, 2017
Study confirms “hydrogen spillover” in catalytic hydrogenation
In some industrial processes, flowing hydrogen molecules over solid surfaces containing catalytic metals reduces organic molecules by hydrogenation. On the basis of a mechanism proposed in the 1960s, chemists think such reactions may proceed through the movement of hydrogen atoms in a process called “hydrogen spillover.” But researchers haven’t been able to confirm this mechanism because models of the reaction are difficult to create and analyze.
With a new, realistic model system, researchers have shown . . .
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