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...