Date of Award
Campus Access Dissertation
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Richard D. Adams
Tin is widely used as catalyst modifier to enhance the activity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts. Platinum group metal derived bimetallic (platinum group metal-tin) clusters are used as precursors to nanoscale catalysts which are proven to be more effective than their monometallic counterparts. Ruthenium is a platinum group metal that is known for its performance in catalytic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions. Reacting ruthenium clusters with either HSnPh3 or H2SnPh2 yields a fairly large number of new bimetallic ruthenium-tin clusters that could be precursors to catalysts that are superior to those available at the moment.
Trufan, E.(2009). Synthesis and Characterization of New Platinum Group Metal Cluster Complexes Containing Tin and Germanium Ligands. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/104