Findings on Chemical Engineering Reported by Investigators at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (New Pd/SiO2@ZIF-8 Core-Shell Catalyst with Selective, Antipoisoning, and Antileaching Properties for the Hydrogenation of Alkenes)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Chemical Engineering. According to news originating from Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this work, we fabricated a new type of Pd/SiO2@ZIF-8 core-shell catalyst composed of a Pd/SiO2 microsphere as the core and a ZIF-8 membrane as the shell. The preparation procedure involves first loading Pd nanoparticles onto nonporous SiO2 microspheres to obtain the Pd/SiO2 core and then coating a perfect layer of ZIF-8 shell on the core by electrostatic induction to form a Pd/SiO2@ZIF-8 core-shell structure."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, "It is crucial that the modification of the Pd/SiO2 core with polyelectrolyte was employed to improve the charge distribution of the core surface and preferably adsorb Zn2+ cations in the synthesis solution so as to assist the formation of a continuous ZIF-8 shell. The compactness and thickness of the shell were optimized by increasing the number of cycles of ZIF-8 growth."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The hydrogenations of alkenes with different molecular sizes showed that the Pd/SiO2@ZIF-8 catalysts can provide excellent product selectivity and antipoisoning and antileaching properties for the hydrogenations of alkenes."
For more information on this research see: New Pd/SiO2@ZIF-8 Core-Shell Catalyst with Selective, Antipoisoning, and Antileaching Properties for the Hydrogenation of Alkenes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014;53(27):10906-10913. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/iecred)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L. Lin, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Dept. of Chem & Biomol Engn, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include T. Zhang, X.F. Zhang, H.O. Liu, K.L. Yeung and J.S. Qiu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hong Kong, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China
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