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Platinum Metals Rev., 1974, 18, (3), 109

ABSTRACTS: July 1974

of current literature on the platinum metals and their alloys



The Heat Capacity of Platinum from 350 to 1200K: Experimental Data and an Analysis of Contributions

c.-c. yeh and c. r. brooks, High Temperature Sci., 1973, 5, (6), 403–413

The heat capacity of Pt was measured at 350−1200K using dynamic adiabatic calorimetry. Results showed that the 161 data points were all within ±1% of a polynomial fitted to the data, and this polynomial curve was within 1% of the previous measurement.

Study of Crystallisation in Glasses by Means of Electron Microscopy

i. gutzow and m. marinow, Silikattechnik, 1974, 25, (1), 18–23

The morphology of nucleating condensation cores in the glass as well as forms of growth and equilibrium of small Pt, Ir, Rh, Pd, Au metal crystals in the glass melt volume were studied. Experimental details are described.

On the Stoichiometric Chemisorption of Hydrogen on Platinum

v. s. boronin, o. m. poltorak and a. o. turakulova, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (2), 258–264

A review of the present position in this area (50 refs.).

X-ray Photoemission Spectra of Palladium

s. hufner, g. k. wertheim and d. n. e. buchanan, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1974, 24, (4), 527–530

The X-ray photoemission spectra of Pd prepared by vacuum evaporation and by argon ion sputtering were compared; the former shows a close correlation with calculated band structure, while the latter exhibits much less detail, strongly suggesting that the sputtered surface is amorphous. Narrow core lines of the evaporated samples show the asymmetry predicted to arise from the hole-conduction electron interaction.

Adsorption of Hydrogen on Palladium Single Crystal Surfaces

h. conrad, g. ertl and e. e. latta, Surface Sci., 1974, 41, (2), 435–446

The adsorption of H2 on clean Pd(110) and Pd(111) surfaces as well as on a Pd(111) surface with regular step arrays was studied by means of LEED, thermal desorption spectroscopy and contact potential measurements. Maximum work function increases of 0.36, 0.18 and 0.23 eV were determined for Pd(110), Pd(111) and the stepped surface, respectively, being influenced only by absorbed H2 under the chosen conditions.

Fe2P-type Phases in the Ternary Alloys of the Rare Earths with Thallium and Palladium

f. ferro, r. marazza and g. rambaldi, Z. Metallkunde, 1974, 65, (1), 40–41

The ternary phases of the alloys of the rare earths with Tl and Pd in the stoichiometric ratio 1:1:1 were studied. They are of the Fe2P-type. The results obtained, compared with those of the iso-structural compounds previously known, are briefly discussed.

Equiatomic Ternary Phases in the Alloys of the Rare Earths with Iridium and Nickel or Palladium

r. ferro, r. marazza and g. rambaldi, Z. Metallkunde, 1974, 65, (1), 37–39.

The R.E.-NiIn and R.E.-PdIn compounds were prepared and examined by using the methods of chemical analysis, density measurement, and metallographic and X-ray examinations. These phases are of the Fe2P structural type and their crystallographic constants were determined.

High Field Magnetostriction in a Metamagnetic FeRh Alloy

j. a. ricodeau and d. melville, J. Physique, 1974, 35, (2), 149–152

The parallel and perpendicular magnetostriction of polycrystalline equiatomic FeRh was measured in pulsed magnetic fields up to 15T in the anti-ferromagnetic phase and at the antiferro-ferro-magnetic transition induced by the field. The perpendicular antiferromagnetic magnetostriction is ≃ 3 × 10−4 at 10T and is temperature dependent. The parallel magnetostriction at 10T is −5 × 10−5 and is temperature independent. The lattice parameter change at the transition agrees with that established by thermal expansion measurements.

Deformation of Single-crystal Ruthenium

d. b. snow and j. f. breedis, Acta Metall., 1974, 22, (4), 419–427

Studies of Ru crystals oriented for single slip on (1100) deformed by compression at room temperature showed that the dislocation distribution formed during stage 1 consisted of bundles containing primary edge dipoles while the stage 2 dislocation structure consisted of primary-secondary prism dislocation tangles lying between tight edge multipoles. Cross-slip activity on (0001) was detected during stages 1 and 2.

Thermodynamic Investigations in the Thorium-Ruthenium System

h. kleykamp and m. murabayashi, J. Less-common Metals, 1974, 35, (2), 227–233

The Gibbs free energy of formation of the inter-metallic phases ThRu2, ThRu, Th3Ru2 and Th7Ru3 existing in the Th-Ru system was determined by e.m.f. measurements using electrolytic cells with solid CaF2 electrolyte. The measurements of the Gibbs free energies of formation are given for the intermetallic phases at 1020–1170 K.

Dependence of Electrical Resistance of Rhodium, Iridium and Platinum on Enthalpy

m. m. martynyuk and v. i. tsapkov, Fiz. Metal. Metalloved., 1974, 37, (1), 49–54

Temperature coefficients of resistance for Rh and Ir at 298–1550K are initially proportional to specific heat Cp. α varies linearly with temperature which cannot be explained by the δ -d theory of scattering. For these metals from 1550K to their melting points and for Pt from 298K up to its melting point the size of Cp predominates over the increase of α.


Formation of Platinum(III) Chloride during Thermolysis of Hexachloroplatinic Acid

l. k. shubochkin, v. i. gushchin, g. m. larin and v. a. kolosov, Zh. Neorg. Khim., 1974, 19, (2), 460–463

Studies of the thermal decomposition of H2PtCl6 at 20−800°C indicated a range of intermediate products. EPR studies on the decomposition of PtCl4 at 300−330°C showed that PtCl3 was formed.

Observations on the Formation of Platinum Silicide

m. j. rand and j. f. roberts, Appl. Phys. Lett., 1974, 24, (2), 49–51

When thin-film Pt and single-crystal Si are inter-diffused, ∼100 Å of SiO2 is evident at the PtSi surface. The SiO2 can serve to protect the silicide from attack by aqua regia commonly used to remove unreacted Pt. If, however, the SiO2 is removed, the PtSi on Si will dissolve in aqua regia even faster than Pt. These findings are particularly applicable to contact technology for Si devices and integrated circuits.

Anisotropy of the Electrical Conductivity of the One-dimensional Conductor K2[Pt(CN)4]Br0·30.3(H2O)

h. r. zeller and a. beck, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 1974, 35, (1), 77–80

The conductivities σ and σ parallel and perpendicular to the c-axis in single crystals of K2Pt(CN)4Br0·3.3(H2O) were measured simultaneously by Montgomery’s method. The anisotropy σ is of the order 105 at room temperature but decreases to 3.103 at 35K.

Ultraviolet to Far Infrared Optical Properties of the One-dimensional Conductor K2Pt(CN)4Br0·3.3H2O

j. bernasconi, p. brüesch, d. kuse and h. r. zeller, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 1974, 35, (2), 145–157

The optical properties of crystals of the quasi-one-dimensional conductor K2Pt(CN)4Br0·3.3H2O were studied at the special range of 45000 to 10 cm−1. For light polarised perpendicular to the highly conducting direction it behaves as a transparent dielectric, as shown by reflection and transmission spectra.

Organoplatinum(IV) Compounds. I. Trimethylplatinum(IV) Azide, Me3PtN3

k.-h. von dahlen and j. lorberth, J. Organometal. Chem., 1974, 65, (2), 267–273

The preparation of trimethylplatinum azide via trimethylplatinum sulphate is reported. The compound is characterised by 1H N.M.R., mass and vibrational spectroscopy and its probable structure is suggested.

Dimethylplatinum(IV) Compounds. III. Acetylacetonate Complexes

j. r. hall and g. a. swile, J. Organometal. Chem., 1974, 67, (3), 455–466

The preparation of a number of acetylacetonate complexes of dimethylplatinum(IV) is described and their possible structures are proposed.

Some Cationic Carbonyl Complexes of Rhodium(I)

g. k. n. reddy and b. r. ramesh, J. Organometal. Chem., 1974, 67, (3), 443–447

The preparation of a number of cationic Rh(I) complexes of the type [Rh(CO)2(N-N)]ClO4, [Rh(CO)2L3]ClO4 and [Rh(CO)(N-N)L2]ClO4, where (N-N) = 2,2-bipyridine or 1,10-phenan-throline and L is a tertiary phosphine or arsine, is described and their structure and assigned. The configuration of the complex ion [Rh(CO)2L3]+ is dependent on the size of the ligand L.

Some Adducts of RhCl[P(C6H11)3]2, a Rhodium Compound Spontaneously Coordinating Dinitrogen

h. l. m. van gaal, f. g. moers and j. j. steggerda, J. Organometal. Chem., 1974, 65, (2), C43–C45

Solutions of RhCl(PCy3)2 react with O2, N2, C2H4, CO and H2 to give trans-RhClA(PCy3)2, where A = O2, N2, C2H4 and CO and Cy = cyclo-hexyl, and to give RhClH2(PCy3)2. The spontaneous formation of the fairly air-stable RhCl(PCy3)2N2 is ascribed to a combination of the steric requirements and electronic properties of the phosphine ligand.

Phase Relations in the Systems Na2O-IrO2 and Na2O-PtO2 in Air

c. l. mcdaniel, J. Solid State Chem., 1974, 9, (2), 139–146

The equilibrium phase relations for the Na2O-IrO2 and Na2O-PtO2 systems were determined in air using the quenching technique. The Na2O-IrO2 system contains two stable compounds, Na2O-IrO2 and 2Na2O.3IrO2, which dissociate at 1235 and 1040°C, respectively. The Na2O-PtO2 system contains Na2O.PtO2, metastable 2Na2O.3PtO2 and NaxPt3O4 (0 ≤x≤1). They dissociate at 890, 710 and 810°C, respectively. Indexed X-ray diffraction powder patterns for Na2O.IrO2 and 3Na2O.3IrO2 are given.

Mass Spectrometric Observation and Stability of Gaseous RuC2, PtC2, and IrC2

k. a. gingerich, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1974, (6), 199–200

The gaseous molecules RuC2, PtC2 and IrC2 were detected in a high temperature mass spectrometer and their atomisation energies were determined as 1119.0±38, 1084.1±38, ≤1088.3±42 kJ/mol.


Radiometric and Electrochemical Study of Methanol Adsorption and Oxidation on Platinum

a. wieckowski, j. sobkowski and i. szamrej, Roczniki Chem., 1974, 48, 77–85

The adsorption and oxidation of MeOH on a platinised electrode was studied both by electrochemical and radiochemical methods, used simultaneously, in order to establish the mechanism of this reaction.

Effect of Hydrogen Concentration on Superconductivity and Clustering in Palladium Hydride

j. m. e. harper, Phys. Lett. A, 1974, 47A, (1), 69–70

A method of preparing superconducting PdH by electrolysis is described. The relationship of the superconducting transition temperature to H-concentration and the behaviour of the H-clustering temperature at high concentrations are reported.

Dissolution of Palladium in Aminochloride Electrolytes by Asymmetric Alternating Current of Industrial Frequency

m. n. fokin, n. g. makarova and i. i. mazurina, Zashchita, 1974, 10, (1), 82–83

Oscillographic and gravimetric studies of anodic dissolution of Pd in aminochloride electrolytes (20 g/l Pd, pH=8.5) by asymmetric alternating current of industrial frequency showed that the dissolution rate and the power yield are maximum for anodic current density of 400mA/cm2. Maximum dissolution rate of Pd is −0.55 μm/min which compares with practical deposition rate 1–3 μm/min.


Role of Rinsing during the Activation of ABS Plastics Using Mixed SnCl2/PdCl2 Catalysts

a. rantell and a. holtzman, Electroplating Metal Finish., 1974, 27, (2), 15–20

In the plating of plastics involving a mixed SnCl2/PdCl2 catalyst system the function and importance of the post-catalyst and the post-accelerator rinse is discussed.


Protein Coated Electrodes

e. e. uzgiris and j. h. kaplan, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 1974, 45, (1), 120–121

A simple method for coating platinised Pt electrodes with bovine serum albumin is described. The coating does not alter the electrical properties of the electrodes in dilute salt solutions and prevents a specific type of surface reaction from occurring between the Pt surface and sucrose buffer.


Aromatisation of Isoheptanes in the Presence of Platinum/Alumina Catalysts

yu. n. usov and v. f. il’in, Neftekhimiya, 1974, 14, (1), 49–55

Conversions of five isoheptanes and three alkylcyclopentanes were studied over acidic and basic samples of Pt/Al2O3 at 1 arm in flowing H2 at 370−520°C using pulsed microcatalytic conditions. Aromatisation of the isoheptanes occurred by C5- and C6-dehydrocyclisation. The composition of the initial isoheptane affects the relative amounts of C5- and C6-dehydrocyclisation.

Relation of the Directions of Catalytic Demethylation of 2-Methylhexane to Its Electronic Structure

i. i. levitskii, kh. m. minachev, i. v. stankevich, e. a. udal’tsova and a. m. gyul’maliev, Izv. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. Khim., 1974, (1), 39–41

The pressure of H2 alters the direction of demethylation of 2-methylhexane over 20%Pt/C at 375°C by promoting the splitting off of the methyl group bonded to the third atom. Studies of the electronic structure of 2-methylhexane showed that C atom of the CH3 groups carry maximum negative charge but minimum electron density is centred on the third atom.

Investigation of the Efficiency of Platinum/Zeolite Catalysts in the Decomposition of H2O2. IV. Activity of Platinum/Zeolite Catalysts Produced by the Ion Exchange Method on CaY Zeolite

t. g. martynyuk, t. a. pospelova, v. i. shekhobalova and n. i. kobozev, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (3), 602–604

The activity of Pt was related to its content in CaY zeolite (SiO2:Al2O3=4.8) for the decomposition of H2O2. Results for CaY and NaY zeolites are analogous but catalysts supported on CaY zeolite have 4–12 times greater activity. Activation energy is 10.8 kcal/mole.

Acidity and Catalytic Activity of Pt-containing Zeolites

k. v. topchieva, v. a. dorogochinskaya and kho shu tkhoang, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (1), 182–184

The acidity of Pt/zeolite, determined by high temperature NH3 adsorption, was compared with catalytic activity for n -C6H14 isomerisation. Acidities of samples after reduction of Pt by H2 are almost equal and are much less than acid than initial Ca-decationised samples. Strong acid centres are unnecessary for n -C6H14 isomerisation.

Investigation of the Stepwise Mechanism and Selectivity of Hydrogenation of Stable Iminoxyl Radicals on Pt Catalyst

e. f. litvin, l. m. kozlova, a. b. shapiro, l. kh. freidlin and e. g. rozantsev, Izv. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. Khim., 1974, (1), 48–52

Studies of the liquid phase hydrogenation of iminoxyl radicals on Pt black showed that biradicals are reduced selectively through the formation of hydroxylamine radicals. The selectivity is due to more stable adsorption of biradicals on Pt compared to the intermediate formation of nonradicals. Noncatalytic reduction of the biradicals by phenylhydrazine is non-selective, with simultaneous formation of hydroxylamine radicals and of dihydroxylamine.

Exhaustion of Absorption Platinum Catalysts in the Decomposition of H2O2

t. g. martynyuk, z. v. luk’yanova, v. i. shekhobalova, t. a. pospelova and n. i. kobozev, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (2), 327–330

The activity of Pt/SiO2, Pt/zeolite, Pt/C, Pt/ZnO, and Pt/WO3 for H2O2 decomposition is stable after reduction by aqueous NaBH4 solution but when reduced by electrolytic H2 at 300−380°C or when treated before use with H2O the activity falls, first sharply and then gradually. Pt black reduced by these methods shows no loss of activity. Activation energy remains constant at 11 kcal/mole. The loss of activity is suggested as being caused by the action of the solvent on the surface of the catalyst support.

Hydrogenation of Dimethylethynylcarbinol on Palladium/Polymer Catalysts in the Presence of Some Cations

o. a. tyurenkova and n. a. terpugova, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (1), 67–69

Potentiometric studies of the hydrogenation of dimethylethynylcarbinol on Pd/polymer catalysts in the presence of Zn, Pb and Cd ions showed that ZnSO4 reduces the rate of hydrogenation on polyacrylonitrile and anide catalysts, and increases the rate of H2 addition on colloidal catalysts by protection by polyvinyl alcohol. The rate of double bond hydrogenation is greatly reduced. Pb acetate and Cd sulphate solutions almost completely suppress the reaction.

Hydrogenation of Dimethylethynylcarbinols on Mechanical Mixtures Containing Pd/CaA Zeolite Catalysts

d. v. sokol’skii, n. a. gogol’ and n. l. shliomenzon, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (1), 131–133

Studies of the activity of mechanical mixtures containing Pd/zeolite with 0.1−5.0 wt.% active component for hydrogenation of dimethylethynylcarbinol showed that their activities are generally similar, variation only occurring for selectivity of hydrogenation of triple bonds.

Activity of Pd Catalysts Produced in an Ultrasonic Field in the Original State

i. v. solov’eva and a. n. mal’tsev, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (1), 194–195

The activity of newly formed Pd catalysts during hydrogenation of acrylic acid was compared for those formed from PdCl2 using H2 in an ultrasonic field and those formed with vibration. Pd catalysts in the crystalline state have higher activity when produced in the ultrasonic field, thus indicating the specific action of an ultrasonic field during catalyst generation.

Kinetics of the Selective Hydrogenation of Dimethylethynylcarbinol on Palladium in the Vapour Phase. II. Reaction of Dimethylethynylcarbinol with Deuterium and the Kinetic Isotope Effect

d. z. levin, e. p. prokofiev, b. s. gudkov, s. l. kiperman and m. a. besprozvannyi, Kinet. Kataliz, 1974, 15, (1), 98–103

Studies at 153 and 203°C of the reaction of dimethylethynylcarbinol with D2 in the vapour phase over Pd in a steady system showed that the kinetic isotope effect for H2-D2 exchange during the hydrogenation was 1.8–1.9. Theoretical and experimental values were close. The distribution of D2 in the reaction products was measured by infra-red spectroscopy, proton magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy.

On the Mechanism of Reaction of Butyn-2-diol-1,4 with Degasified Rhodium-Zirconium and Zirconium Electrode Catalysts

m. v. avramenko, v. m. tsintsevich, g. p. khomchenko and m. b. kats, Zh. Fiz. Khim., 1974, 48, (3), 749–750

Studies of the mechanism of adsorption of butyn-2-diol-1,4 on Rh-Zr and Zr skeleton electrodes showed that the electrooxidation current is hardly affected by the pH of the media (0.1 N H2SO4 and 0.1 N KOH), or by the potentials at which the double layer is formed. The dehydrogenation current is proportional to the initial diol concentration. Adsorption of the diol occurs by a chemical mechanism.

Carbon Dioxide Methanation on a Ruthenium Catalyst

p. j. lunde and f. l. kester, Ind. Engng. Chem., Process Des. Dev., 1974, 13, (1), 27–33

The rate of mcthanation of CO with H2 was empirically determined at 200−350°F on a 0.5% Ru/Al2O3 catalyst according to 4H2(g)+CO2(g)⇆2H2O(g)+CH4(g)+43 kcal. Various feed ratios of H2:CO2 were investigated. Theoretical equilibrium compositions for the feed mixture from 200−800°F are given.

Hydrogenolysis of gem -Dimethylcyclobutane on Group VIII Noble Metals

o. v. bragin, e. g. khelkovskaya-sergeeva, s. v. zotova, e. i. vostokova and a. l. liberman, Izv. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. Khim., 1974, (2), 363–365

Hydrogenolysis of gem -dimethylcyclobutane on 20wt.% Pt/C, Pd/C, Rh/C, Ir/C and Ru/C occurs selectively at the unshielded bonds and produces 2, 2-dimethylbutane.


Homogeneous Hydrogenation of Sulpholene-3 into Sulpholane in the Presence of the Reduced Complex of PtCl2(H2O)[P(C6F5)3]

v. f. odyakov, k. i. matveev, n. n. sushilova and a. v. mashkina, Kinet. Kataliz, 1974, 15, (1), 76–81

Sulpholene-3 in the presence of PtCl2(H2O) [P(C6F5)3] reduced by H2 is converted to sulpholane at 25°C with only partial intermediate isomerisation to sulpholene-2. Rate of hydrogenation is proportional to total Pt concentration, tending to a maximum at increased concentration of sulpholene-3 and increased . Activation energy is 10.9±1.3 kcal/mole. Butadiene activates the catalyst and SO2 in low concentration poisons it.

Palladium-catalysed Linear Dimerisation of Conjugated Dienes

a. d. josey. J. Org. Chem., 1974, 39, (2), 139–145 The dimerisation of isoprene in the presence of bis(triphenylphosphine) maleic anhydride palladium(O) occurs in exclusively tail-tail fashion to give 2,7-dimethyl-1,3,7-octatriene. 2-Ethyl-1,3-butadiene is dimerised similarly to give the corresponding 2,7-diethyl derivate. The isoprene-butadiene codimer is rearranged by catalytic amounts of base to a single conjugated triene or cyclised by stoichiometric base to isomeric dimethylcycloheptadienes.

Study of the Direction and Selectivity of the Hydrogenation of Acetylene Hydrocarbons in the Presence of the Chloro(dimethyl-sulphoxidc)palladium Complex

l. kh. freidlin, yu. a. kopyttsev and n. m. nazarova, Izv. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Ser. Khim., 1974, (3), 604–608

Hydrogenation of C≡C bonds catalysed by chloro(DMSO) Pd complex is zero order with respect to the substrate; the reaction rate is not related to the length of substituted hydrocarbons. Monosubstituted alkyl acetylenes are reduced at a lower rate than disubstituted acetylenes. Reduction of alkyls occurs by stages with high selectivity and stereospecificity. Diphenylacetylene is reduced by a stageless mechanism to form diphenylethane.

Noble Metal Catalysis. III. Preparation of Dialkyl Oxalates by Oxidative Carbonylation

d. m. fenton and p. j. steinwand, J. Org. Chem., 1974, 39, (5), 701–704

Dialkyl oxalates were prepared by oxidative carbonylation in the presence of alcohols and dehydrating agents using a Pd redox system and O2.

Effect of the Nature of the Oxidiser on the Rate of Oxidation of Ethylene in the Presence of Aquo-complexes of Palladium(II)

n. b. shitova, l. i. kuznetsova and k. i. matveev, Kinet. Kataliz, 1974, 15, (1), 72–75

C2H4 was oxidised over aqueous acidic Pd2SO4 solutions with n -benzoquinone, Fe2(SO4)3 and K2Cr2O7. n -C6H4O2 is stable up to [n -C6H4O2]/[Pd]=1. Reaction rate is not related to n -C6H4O2 concentration at [n -C6H4O2]/[Pd]=1.5−8.0. Pd is precipitated when [Fe3+]/[Pd]>200. n -C6H4O2 is better able than Fe3+ to form Pd(O) complexes. Reaction rate is proportional to the square root of Cr2O2− concentration. The limiting stage of the reaction is a stage in the oxidation of Pd(O) to Pd(II) complexes.

Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Platinum Group Metals and Phosphorus-containing Polymers

r. g. muratova, r. z. khairullina, s. v. shulyndin, b. e. ivanov and r. i. izmailov, Kinet. Kataliz, 1974, 15, (1), 137–140

Studies of the liquid-phase hydrogenation of isoprene, phenylacetylene and hexyne-1 in C2H5OH solution in the presence of PdCl2 or H2PtCl6 with P-containing polymers at 10−40°C showed that the polymer increases the rate of hydrogenation by from 1.5 to 10 times. There was a negative temperature coefficient of hydrogenation of isoprene and phenylacetylene. It is suggested that the hydrogenation occurs in stages and that the thermal effect of intermediate complex formation is larger than the activation energy for conversion of intermediates to the final product.

Mechanism and Kinetics of the Decarbonylation of Para-substituted Benzoyl and Phenylacetyl Chlorides by Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine) rhodium(I)

j. k. stille and m. t. regan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1974, 94, (5), 1508–1514

Mechanism of Decarbonylation of Acid Chlorides by Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine) rhodium(I). Stereochemistry

j. k. stille and r. w. fries, Ibid., 1514–1518

Mechanism of Acid Chloride Decarbonylation with Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine) rhodium (I) Stereochemistry and Direction of Elimination

j. k. stille, f. huang and m. t. regan, Ibid., 1518–1522

Studies using RhCl(Ph3P)3 indicated the mechanism and kinetics for decarbonylation of parasubstituted benzoyl and phenylacetyl chlorides, acid chlorides and acid chloride decarbonylation.

Aspects of Catalysis. Part II. Dimethyl Sulphoxide Complexes of Iridium(III) including Hydrides

y. m. y. haddad, h. b. henbest and j. trochagrimshaw, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I., 1974, (5), 592–595

The preparation of a number of DMSO Complexes of Ir(III) is described, including the catalytically active dichlorotris(DMSO) hydridoiridium(I). Structures of these complexes are assigned.

Hydrogen Transfer Reactions Promoted by Iridium Complexes

r. zanella, f. canziani, r. ros and m. graziani, J. Organometal. Chem., 1974, 67, (3), 449–454

The use of Ir(I) complexes to promote hydrogen transfer from EtOH to diphenylacetylene to give trans -stilbene is described and a reaction mechanism is proposed.

Reactions of RuCl2(PPh3)3 with Carbinols: Formation of Ethers, Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange, and Racemisation of Optically Active Alcohols

y. sasson and j. blum, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1974, (8), 309–310

Studies of RuCl2(PPh3)3 catalyst during conversion of tertiary and substituted secondary carbinols into ethers, H-D exchange in primary and secondary alcohols, and racemisation of optically active alcohols showed the intermediacy of Ru alkoxides, and β-H2 transfer in the formation of Ru hydrides from carbinols.


Corrosion Behaviour of Titanium and Its Palladium Alloy during Heat Transfer in Moving Solutions.

i. v. ryshkin, m. g. kolosov and n. d. tomashov, Zaschita Met., 1974, 10, (1), 28–32

Corrosion studies of Ti and 0.2% Pd/Ti during the heat exchange in moving 5−20% HCl showed that the corrosion resistance depends on the temperature of the media, quantity of heat transferred and the direction of the thermal current. Temperature range of corrosion resistance increased in turbulent flow around the disc electrode in the air absorbed HCl.


Structure and D.C. Electrical Properties of a Au-Rh-Glass Thick-Film System

j. w. m. biesterbos, J. Appl. Phys., 1974, 45, (1), 153–160

The structure and d.c. properties of a metal-glass thick-film system were studied and the influence of the firing treatment, and of the film composition are discussed. Different types of conduction observed in this thick-film system are correlated with film structure.


Catalytic Effects on Pt-Pt/Rh Thermocouples in Combustion Systems Involving Hydrogen as the Fuel

m. v. d. ’souza, g. a. karim and m. rashidi, J. Phys. E, Sci. Instrum., 1974, 7, (1), 65–66

Extensive tests were carried out to assess the performance of quartz sheathed Pt:13% Rh-Pt thermocouples in a stirred reaction which was fuelled with H2. Observation of thermocouples contamination by SiO2 when heated for 50h at 1200°C showed. 1% increase in the indicated temperature of 0.076 mm diameter Pt:13% Rh-Pt thermocouples.