Volume 96 Issue 10 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 5, 2018

Watching palladium directly synthesize hydrogen peroxide

Spectroscopy insights could lead to an inexpensive route to an industrial oxidizer
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: Catalysis, hydrogen peroxide, direct synthesis, hydrogen

By scrutinizing a nanoparticle catalyst while it converts hydrogen and oxygen to hydrogen peroxide, researchers have uncovered new information about the mechanism that drives the process, providing insights that could lead to the design of industrial catalysts capable of making the peroxide inexpensively (ACS Catal. 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03514).

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