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Silver nanoparticles supported on passivated silica: preparation and catalytic performance in alkyne semi-hydrogenation.

Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003) (2014-09-03)
Emma Oakton, Gianvito Vilé, Daniel S Levine, Eva Zocher, David Baudouin, Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Christophe Copéret
ABSTRACT

Herein, we report the preparation of small and narrowly distributed (2.1 ± 0.5 nm) Ag nanoparticles supported on passivated silica, where the surface OH groups are replaced by OSiMe3 functionalities. This synthetic method involves the grafting of silver(I) bis(trimethylsilyl)amide ([AgN(SiMe3)2]4) on silica partially dehydroxylated at 700 °C, followed by a thermal treatment of the grafted complex under H2. The catalytic performance of this material was investigated in the semi-hydrogenation of propyne and 1-hexyne and compared with that of 2.0 ± 0.3 nm Ag nanoparticles supported on silica. Whilst surface passivation slightly decreases the activity in both reactions (by a factor 2-3), probably as a result of the decreased alkyne adsorption properties or the presence of less accessible active sites on the passivated support, the AgNP@SiO2 catalysts demonstrate a remarkable selectivity for the production of alkenes.

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