Polyol synthesis of palladium hydride: Bulk powders vs. nanocrystals

Ting Hao Phan, Raymond E. Schaak

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Palladium is converted into palladium hydride, β-PdHx, in polyol solution using NaBH4 as a hydrogen source; nanocrystalline Pd reacts to form PdHx faster and at lower temperatures than bulk Pd, and can be made to release hydrogen to regenerate Pd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3026-3028
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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