Highly active gauze-supported skeletal nickel catalysts

Kam Loon Fow, Murugan Ganapathi, Ivo Stassen, Jan Fransaer, Koen Binnemans, Dirk E. De Vos

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Gauze-supported skeletal nickel catalysts were prepared by electrodeposition of Ni–Zn alloys from an acetamide–DMSO2–NiCl2–ZnCl2 quaternary melt, followed by chemical or electrochemical leaching of zinc from the alloys. The activity and selectivity of the structured RANEY® nickel surpass those of commercial RANEY® nickel in the hydrogenation of acetophenone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8498-8500
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number76
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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