Université de Neuchâtel

Ruthenium Nanoparticles Intercalated in Hectorite: A Reusable Hydrogenation Catalyst for Benzene and Toluene

Süss-Fink, Georg ; Mollwitz, Birgit ; Therrien, Bruno ; Dadras, Massoud ; Laurenczy, Gabor ; Meister, Annette ; Meister, Götz

In: Journal of Cluster Science, 2007, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 87-95

The cationic organometallic aqua complexes formed by hydrolysis of [(C6H6)RuCl2]2 in water, mainly [(C6H6)Ru(H2O)3]2+, intercalate into sodium hectorite by ion exchange, replacing the sodium cations between the anionic silicate layers. The yellow hectorite thus obtained reacts in ethanol with...

Université de Neuchâtel

Mechanistic in situ High-Pressure NMR Studies of Benzene Hydrogenation by Supramolecular Cluster Catalysis with [(η6-C6H6)(η6-C6Me6)2Ru3(μ3-O)(μ2-OH)(μ2-H)2][BF4]

Laurenczy, Gabor ; Faure, Matthieu ; Vieille-Petit, Ludovic ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Ward, Thomas R.

In: Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2002, vol. 344, p. 1073-1077

In situ high-pressure NMR spectroscopy of the hydrogenation of benzene to give cyclohexane, catalysed by the cluster cation [(η6-C6H6)(η6-C6Me6)2Ru3(μ3-O)(μ2-OH)(μ2-H)2]+2, supports a mechanism involving a supramolecular host-guest...