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Epsilon Cobalt Nanoparticles as Highly Performant Catalysts in Cinnamaldehyde Selective Hydrogenation

Abstract : Epsilon cobalt nanoparticles are under-explored in catalysis due to the fact that they are accessible only through wet-chemical approaches which employ ligands as stabilizing agents. Ligands may play a significant role in determining the structure and the catalytic performances of nanoparticles, which complicates their comparison in catalysis. Here we present the catalytic performances in cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation, of freestanding and few-layer graphenesupported ε-Co nanoparticles and hcp-Co nanorods which are stabilized by the same ligands. We show that while hcp-Co nanorods exposing a majority of {11-20} type facets are the most active, the supported spherical ε-Co nanoparticles combine high activity and excellent selectivity for the selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamyl alcohol. The concentration dependent ligand conformation on the surface of the nanostructures influences their catalytic performances with higher concentrations favoring both activity and selectivity to cinnamyl alcohol. These results should incite the interest in the implementation of ε-Co nanoparticles in other catalytic reactions where the cobalt crystal structure may play an important role.
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Deliang Yi, Yuanyuan Min, Beatrice Muzzi, Audrey Marty, Idaline Romana, et al.. Epsilon Cobalt Nanoparticles as Highly Performant Catalysts in Cinnamaldehyde Selective Hydrogenation. ACS Applied Nano Materials, American Chemical Society, 2022, pp.acsanm.1c04444. ⟨10.1021/acsanm.1c04444⟩. ⟨hal-03648853⟩



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