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Platinum Metals Rev., 1992, 36, (1), 48

ABSTRACTS: January 1992

of current literature on the platinum metals and their alloys



STM Investigation of the Adsorption and Temperature Dependent Reactions of Ethylene on Pt(111)

t. a. land. t. michely, r. j. behm, j. c. hemminger and g. comsa. Appl. Phys. A, 1991, A53, (5), 414-417

The adsorption and reactions of C2H4 adsorbed in UHV on Pt(111) were studied as a function of temperature by STM. The STM images at 160K show an ordered structure of adsorbed C2H4, which on annealing to 300K produces ethylidyne (C-CH3) irreversibly. The ethylidyne on Pt(111) is not visible to STM at room temperature, but cooling allows the ethylidyne ordered structure to be observed. Annealing at >430K causes further dehydrogenation, leaving only C on the surface. Further annealing at >800K produces graphite islands, having several superstructures with lattice parameters of up to 22Å.

The Role of Defects in the Specific Adsorption of Anions on Pt(111)

p. n. ross, J. Chim. Phys, Phys. Chem. Biol., 1991, 88, (7-8), 1353-1380

The specific adsorption of anions from HCl and H2SO4 acids was studied on Pt(111) surfaces with two types of induced defects: a step-terrace structure and a random up-and-down stepped surface. All step defects lowered the work function of the surface in direct proportion to the step density, indicating a local dipole at the step with its positive end outward from the surface. The local work function at the step and thus the local potential of zero charge (pzc) is lower at the step than at atomically flat terraces. The difference in pzc controls the coupling of H adsorption and anion desorption. On atomically flat (111) terraces having the most positive pzc of all Pt surfaces, the processes are completely decoupled in dilute acids, with desorption of anions from terraces at potentials more anodic than for H adsorption. (44 Refs.)

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Pt/Co Multilayers on Pt Buffer Layers

s. l. tang, p. f. carcia, d. coulman and a. j. mcghie, Appl. Phys. Lett ., 1991, 59, (22), 2898-2900

Systematic STM studies of the surface structure of Pt/Co multilayers sputter-deposited on various Pt buffer layer thicknesses showed that it evolved toward nanometer-scale crystallites with distinct, mostly six-sided polygonal grain boundaries with increasing Pt buffer layer thickness. It is concluded that improved (111) texture and the appearance of distinct grain boundaries contributed to the higher magnetic coercivity of the multilayer on a Pt buffer layer.

Hydrogen Adsorption on Cobalt/Pt(110)(1×2) Surfaces

m. alnot and j. fusy, Appl. Surf. Sci., 1991, 52, (1/2), 77-84

A thin Co overlayer on a Pt(110)(1×2) surface substantially modifies the adsorption energy of H2. A new state appears with an adsorption energy near 9 kcal/mol, which is lower than that usually observed on bulk Pt and bulk Co. At above one monolayer desorption conditions appear similar to those observed on bulk Co.

Observation of Inverse U-Shaped Profiles after Platinum Diffusion in Silicon

h. zimmermann and h. ryssel, Appl. Phys. Lett., 1991, 59, (10), 1209-1211

Studies of inverse U-shaped profiles of Pt in Si obtained after diffusion at 700°C were performed by deep level transient spectroscopy to determine the initial concentration of vacancies. The Pt profiles were called ‘inverse U-shaped profiles’ because in the bulk, a higher concentration of Pt was found than at the surface. Pt diffusion was found to offer, for the first time the possibility to check and improve process simulation models which are based on point defects.

Microstructural and Magnetic Characterization of Rapidly Solidified and Annealed Pt-Co-B Alloys

n. qiu, j. a. teubert, r. a. overfelt and j. e. wittig, J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 70, (10), 6137-6139

The intrinsic coercivity (H ic) of Pt-Co alloys significantly increased on the addition of B and by rapid solidification processing. After rapid solidification by double anvil splat quenching with subsequent annealing at 650°C for 30 min, Pt42Co45B11 showed an H ic as high as 14 kOe. The magnetic hardening mechanism is a combination of inhibited magnetic domain nucleation and difficult reverse domain growth caused by the interaction of the magnetically anisotropic Co borides with the L10 Pt-Co matrix.

Thermodynamics of the Uranium-Platinum Metals Systems

h. kleykamp, Pure Appl. Chem., 1991, 63, (10), 1401-1408

The thermodynamics of the systems: U-Pt, U-Pd, U-Rh, U-Ir, U-Os and U-Ru are critically assessed. The isothermal sections of the ternary U-Rh-F, U-Ru-F, U-Os-F and U-Ir-F systems were found, and the Gibbs energies of formation of URu3, U3Ru5, URu3C0.7, U2RuC2, URh3, UOs2, UIr3, and UIr2, were determined between 900 and 1200 K. Thermodynamic results of the intermetallic phases and the platinum rich solid solution regions are discussed.

The Effect of Hydriding on the Physical Structure of Palladium and on the Release of Contained Tritium

e. storms and c. talcott-storms, Fusion Technol., 1991, 20, (2), 246-257

The behaviour of T released from a contaminated Pd cathode was compared with the pattern found in cells which were claimed to produce T by cold fusion. Void space is produced in Pd when subjected to H absorption and desorption cycles. This void space can produce channels through which H can be lost from the cathode, thus reducing the H concentration. This effect is influenced by impurities, the electrode shape, charging rate, the H concentration achieved and the length of time of maximum concentration.

Formation of Decagonal Quasicrystal in the Al-Pd-Mn System and Its Structure

d. hiraga, w. sun, f. j. lincoln, m. kaneko and y. matsuo, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 30, (9A), 2028-2034

Studies of formation of a decagonal quasicrystal in Al70Pd30-xMnx alloys (x = 8–20) showed that the decagonal quasicrystal was formed as a coexisting phase with an icosahedral phase in the composition range of x = 10–15, and as a single phase at a composition of x about 20. It is proposed that the structure of Al-Pd-Mn decagonal quasicrystal may be interpreted as a tiling formed by atom cluster linkages.

Effect of Ordering Processes on Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Pd2Cu1-x Alloy (0.40 ≼ x ≼ 0.48)

a. a. senchenko, i.i. piratinskaya, l. p. zelenin and yu. a. vereshchagin, Fiz. Met. Metalloved., 1991, (8), 106-111

Studies of transformation of crystal structure, electrical resistance and magnetic susceptibility of PdxCu1-x alloys with x = 0.40–0.48 were performed under homogeneous conditions near to the stoichiometric region at 300–1200K. The results showed that ordering was accompanied by compression of the crystal lattice, and by sharp changes in electrical resistivity and diamagnetic susceptibility. The results were evaluated on the basis of density state in ordered and disordered alloys.

Constitutional Studies of Molybdenum-Palladium Alloys Using Ultra-Rapidly Solidified Samples

r. gÜrler and j. n. pratt, J. Less-Common Met., 1991, 175, (1), 71-78

Studies of phase relationships in the Mo-Pd system at 880–1100°C were performed using ultra-rapidly solidified samples. The finely divided microstructures produced by this technique were found to achieve equilibrium on annealing more rapidly than conventionally prepared materials. The solubility limits of the Pd-rich and Mo-rich terminal solid solutions were established.

Hydrogen-Induced Ordering in Palladium-Rich Pd-Mn Alloys

k. baba, y. nikt, y. sakamoto and t. b. flanagan, J. Less-Common Met., 1991, 172-174, 246-253

Hydrogen-induced formation of an L12, ordered structure from an α-L12–s(Ag3, Mg-type) structure was observed in the presence of H2, at a pressure of 5.0 MPa at 726K in the α-phase of rapidly quenched alloys of Pd-Mn alloys containing 12.5–31.0 at.% Mn. In Pd-29.0 at.% Mn and Pd-31.0 at.% Mn alloys the β1-L12–s (M =2) structure transforms under the effect of H, into the β1-L12–s (M =4) structure, where the domain size increases from M =2 to M =4.

Thermodynamic Stability of Palladium Alloys: Part I: The Palladium-Niobium System

m. j. stickney, m. s. chandrasekharaiah, k. a. gingerich and j. a. speed, Metall. Trans. A, 1991, 22A, (9), 1937-1943

The Pd activities of 12Pd-Nb alloys, with compositions from 60Pd40Nb to 97Pd3Nb, were determined experimentally with a twin-chamber Knudsen cell mass spectrometer at 1450–1750 K. The results showed a strong interaction in the solid state between the Pd and the Nb atoms.

Effect of Soluted Hydrogen on the Mechanical Properties of Palladium-Rhodium Alloys

n. i. timofeev and f. n. berseneva, Fiz. Met. Metallov., 1991, (7), 147-152

Studies of structural changes and physico-mechanical properties of Pd-Rh alloys containing up to 25 at.% Rh were performed during H implantation in the alloy. The results showed that the mechanism of property changes in the Pd-Rh-H system can be characterised both for Pd alloys containing monovalent noble metals, and for these alloys containing transition elements. Depending on the concentration of the soluted H and on the phase compositions in the Pd-Rh alloys, the observed effects were either a simultaneous rise in their stability and ductility, or their sudden embrittlement.

Mechanical Alloying of the Pd-Si System in Controlled Conditions of Energy Transfer

f. padella, e. paradiso, n. burgio, m. magini, s. martelli w. guo and a. iasonna, J. Less-Common Met., 1991, 175, (1), 79-90

The composition Pd80 Si20 was milled, starting from pure elemental powders, in different milling conditions, and the mechanical alloying process was followed by X-ray and differential scanning calorimetry measurements. For high levels of energy transfer the system evolves towards the formation of the intermetallic Pd3 Si. At lower levels of energy transfer, formation of a stable intermetallic phase was hindered and the product was a fully amorphous phase.

Thermal Stability and Phase Studies of Crystalline Zr2Pd Hydrides

j. s. cantrell and r. c. bowman, J. Less-Common Met., 1991, 172-174, 29-35

Studies of the crystalline metal hydrides Zr2PdHx for x<2.0 showed that they underwent an endother-mic reaction above 800K, and decomposed to ZrHx and ZrPd on further heating. When the crystalline hydride has x>3.0, it undergoes abrupt endothermic transitions around 550K (±50K) which leads to the formation of lower H content ternary hydrides. Upon further heating above 800K, the ternary hydrides go through more endothermic reactions forming a mixture of phases that includes ZrPd, ZrHx and ZrOx.

Investigations of Rh-Based Multilayers for Soft X-Ray Applications by High-Resolution Electron Microscopy

z. g. li, d. j. smith, s.-c. y. tsen, p. boher and ph. houdy, J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 70, (6), 2905-2910

A series of Rh-based multilayer structures was developed for soft X-ray applications by using 'trilayer' structures and low density B4C spacing material. The microstructure of the multilayers was studied and compared with those of W- and Ni-based multilayers. Rh crystals with f.c.c. structure but with different preferred orientations were identified in Rh-based layers. High reflectivity and selectivity for X-ray mirrors was obtained in the case of W/Rh/C multilayers due to significant improvement in their microstructure, especially the interface roughness.

Magnetic Properties of U(Ru1-xRhx)2Si2 Single Crystals (0 < x < 1)

y. miyako, s. kawarazaki, h. amitsuka, c. c. paulsen and k. hasselbach, J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 70, (10), 5791-5793

The temperature dependence of the non-linear susceptibility of URu2Si2 was studied in order to determine the properties of the phase transition at 17.5 K. Various magnetic phases of U(Ru1-xRhx,)Si2 were studied as a function of x by means of specific heat, susceptibility, and neutron scattering methods. Two successive phase transition occurred when x =0.3.

Electrical Conductivity of BaRuO3 Ceramics

b. szymanik and a. edgar, Solid State Commun., 1991, 79, (4), 355-357

BaRuO3 and Ba1-xKxRuO3 ceramics contain a mixture of 4H and 9R polytypes whose volume fraction depends on quenching temperature and the concentration of K dopant. Both polytypes have a room temperature resistivity of ∼ 10 mΩcm, but with opposite signs for the temperature coefficient. The negative temperature coefficient for the 9R polytype is ascribed to localisation effects arising from the existence of two distinct crystallographic Ru sites.


Ligand-Stabilized Bimetallic Colloids Identified by HRTEM and EDX

g. schmid, a. lehnert, j.-o. malm and j.-o. bovin, angew. chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 1991, 30, (7), 874-876

The synthesis of ligand-stabilised bimetallic colloids and the identification of their shell structures is described. Au colloids of diameter 18 nm were covered by Pt or Pd shells, when aqueous solutions of the colloids is added to a solution of H2PtCl6 or H2PdCl4 and H3NOHCl, stabilising the particles formed with p -H2NC6H4 SO3Na. Uniform heterogeneous Au/Pt agglomerates of a Au core surrounded by Pt crystals of ∼ 5 nm, with two kinds of intergranular structures are found. For AuPd a homogeneous system of Pd and Au solid solutions is formed. The sequence of metals can also be reversed, so that 15 nm Pd colloids can be prepared and coated with Au.

Metallic Properties in the Series K2Pd(II)H4, Na2Pd(0)H2 and Li2Pd(0)H2 Correlated with the Stabilization of a Formally Zero-Valent Palladium-Hydrogen Complex

k. kadir, m. kritikos, d. noréus and a. f. andresen, J. Less-Common Met., 1991, 172-174, 36-41

New hydrides, Li2PdH2 and K2PdH4, were compared with Na2PdH2. The Li2PdH2 and Na2PdH2 were found to be metals and their structures were characterised by linear, formally zero-valent PdH2, complexes in an alkali atom framework. The Pd-H bond lengths was 1.68 Å. In K2PdH4, with the Na2PtH4-type structure, the larger and more electropositive K atom allows a four-co-ordinated d8 square planar Pd complex to be formed. The Pd-H bond length was 1.63A. The electrons were localised and K2,PdH4 was a yellow-green non-conducting powder.

N -Bonded TCNQ in Stacked Dimeric Systems. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of [Ru(PPh3)2(TCNQ)]2 (TCNQ =7,7,8, 8-tetracyanoquinodimethane)

l. ballester, m. c. barral, a. gutiÉrrez, r. jimÉnez-aparicio, j. m. martínez-muyo, m. f. perpinan, m. a. monge and c. rufz-valero, J. Chem. Soc, Chem. Commun., 1991, (19), 1396-1397

The reaction of RuCl2(CO)2(PPh3)2 with AgBF4 in tetrahydrofuran (thf) resulted in the formation of [Ru(CO)2(PPh3)2(thf)2](BF4)2 which when further reacted with PPh3 in CH2C12 and LiTCNQ in MeOH yielded purple crystals of [Ru(PPh3)2(TCNQ)] (1). The crystal structure of this compound showed a tetrahedral environment of the Ru atom with the TCNQ molecule co-ordinated via N . All the TCNQ units act as bridges bonding two Ru atoms via opposite nitrile groups which gives rise to dimers [Ru(PPh3)2(TCNQ)]2.


Electrochemistry at Platinum Single Crystal Surfaces in Acidic Media: Hydrogen and Oxygen Adsorption

j. clavi lier, a. rodes, k. el achi and m. a. zamakhchari, J. Chint. Phys. Phys.-Chim. Biol., 1991, 88, (7-8), 1291-1337

A review of the adsorption properties of H2 and O2 at the Pt/acid solution interface, and their dependence on the crystalline surface structure of the Pt electrode is presented. Unusual adsorption states are seen on (111) and (100) oriented electrodes, which appear to be controlled by two-dimensional long range order. Studies on the Pt(hkl)/solution system are examined; these include the electrochemical behaviour of stepped surfaces, surface reconstruction in solution, size of the ordered domains and the characterisation of point defects and ordered defects. (75 Refs.)

In situ Infrared Studies of Glucose Oxidation on Platinum in an Alkaline Medium

i. t. bae, e. yeager, x. xing and c. c. liu, J. Elec-troanal. Chem. Interfacial Electrochem., 1991, 309, (1 and 2), 131-145

The oxidation of α-(+)-glucose on a Pt electrode in 0.1 M NaOH was investigated by in situ FTIR-absorption spectroscopy in the range -0.76 to +0.46 V vs. Hg/HgO, OH-. The surface adsorbates involved linear CO and bridged CO. The linear CO persisted on Pt in the entire potential range, with gradual shifts to higher frequencies, of ∼ 70 /cm/V, while the bridged CO disappeared as the electrode potential reached -0.05 V. The oxidation products were car-boxylic acid and CO2. A potential excursion up to + 0.46 V caused a pH swing of >8 in the spectroelec-trochemical thin layer, due to glucose oxidation.

Structural Effects in Electrocatalysis. Ethylene Glycol Oxidation on Platinum Single-Crystal Surfaces

n. m. markovic, m. l. avramov-ivic, n. s. marinkovic and r. r. adzic, J. Electroanal. Chem. Interfacial Electrochem., 1991, 312, (1 and 2), 115-130

The oxidation of ethylene glycol (EG) was studied on Pt single crystal surfaces in 0.1 M NaOH. Strong structural dependence of the reaction kinetics occurred for all 12 orientations investigated. The onset of the reaction occurs in the sequence Pt(110)>Pt(100) ∼ Pt(111). The peaks of the voltam-metry curves for the low-index planes decrease in the order (111)>(110)>(100). Either the (111) or the (100) oriented steps cause a decrease in the activity of the (111) plane. Surfaces near the (100) plane have higher activity than Pt(111). The (111) oriented steps in the Pt(110) plane increased the activity, while the (100) oriented steps decreased it. PtOH layer formation and onset of EG oxidation occurred together, showing the reaction involves interaction of the adsorbed and dehydrogenated EG with Pt(OH)ads.

Platinum Electrocatalysts Applied to Carbon Fibres

a. a. vedenyapin, a. yu. krylova, a. g. gazaryan, t. i. kuznetsova, o. a. malykh, g. i emel’yanova, a. l lapidus and s. v. yushin, Elektrokhimiya, 1991, 27, (7), 848-853

Studies were performed of Pt/C fibre catalysts prepared by impregnation of C fibres by H2PtCl6 solution or by electrochemical deposition of Pt on C fibres from the analogue solution at 0.2 V. The results showed that Pt/C fibre catalysts prepared by electrochemical deposition have greater dispersion than those obtained by impregnation. It is suggested that two types of polarisation processes with different rates occur on the catalyst surfaces.

Oxidation of Sulfur Dioxide in Sulfur-Modified Platinum-Graphite Packed Bed Electrodes

s. e. lyke and s. h. langer, J. Electrochem. Soc., 1991, 138, (6), 1682-1687

The oxidation of dissolved SO2 at Pt supported in porous graphite sheet electrodes was studied at 450–750 mV (RHE) using various Pt loadings and SO2 concentrations. Controlled reductive pretreat-ment of the electrodes in the presence of SO2 was found to produce catalytic effects which resulted in enhanced steady-state oxidation currents due to formation of a S-modified Pt surface. In hybrid cells with fuel cell type O2 gas diffusion cathodes operating in the electrogenerative mode, the pretreated Pt-graphite anodes were used to oxidise 3-500 mM SO2 in 3M H2S04.

Irreversible Adsorption of Chlorophyll on an Amalgamated Platinum Electrode in Aprotic Solvents

l. f. lafi, l. a. khanova and m. r. tarasevich, Elektrokhimiya, 1991, 27, (8), 961-968

Studies of adsorption of chlorophyll on an amalgamated Pt electrode in various aprotic solvents were performed under controlled potentials. The adsorption of chlorophyll was stable and it could only desorb with the surface held under a significant negative potential. The adsorption was affected by the amount of adsorption substance and on its concentration in solution, and also by the adsorption conditions.

Investigations of the O 2 Reduction Reaction at the Platinum/Nafion Interface Using a Solid-State Electrochemical Cell

a. parthasarathy, c. r. martin and s. srinivasan, J. Electrochem. Soc., 1991, 138, (4), 916-921

The processes occurring at the Pt/Nafion interface in the absence of a contacting electrolyte phase was investigated in an electrochemical cell to determine such conditions in a SPE fuel cell. From cyclic voltammetric measurements the purity of the Nafion and the roughness factor of the electrode were found.

Characteristics of a Rechargeable Cell Constructed by Coupling Nax-yWO3 and Nal-y Pd3O4

y. muranushi, t. miura and t. kishi, Solid State Ionics, 1991, 46, (1,2), 63-66

The electrochemical behaviour of NaPd3O4 and NaxWO3 was investigated in 0.5 M H2S04 at 25°C. A Na depleted surface layer can be formed on the electrode surface of NaPd3O4 by anodic pre-polarisation, and this surface layer absorbs or desorbs H+ reversibly at ∼ 1.0 V vs. SHE. A new type of rechargeable cell with a long cyclability can thus be constructed by coupling Nax-yWO3 and Nal-y Pd3O4 in an acidic solution.

Adsorption of Nitroethane on Rh-Ru Catalytic Systems

t. m. grishina, Vestn. Mosk. Univ., Ser. Khim., 1991, 32, (4), 392-395

The adsorption of nitroethane was studied on skeletal Rh-Ru catalysts containing 5, 10, 20, 50, 60, 90 and 95 at.% Ru which had preliminary pretreatment under various conditions. At 40-60°C, a decrease of stationary potential was observed with nitroethane adsorption. It was explained by an increase in temperature in H2SO4, resulting in the formation of active electrochemical phases, which affect the potential. A maximum rise of potential of 10 mV was found on Rh in ethylamine.


Photoinduced Dissociation and Desorption of N2O on a Pt(111) Surface

j. kiss, d. lennon, s. k. jo and j. m. white, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, (21), 8054-8059

N2O adsorbed on a Pt(111) surface was irradiated by UV light, and the photochemistry was studied by XPS, UPS and TPD. Upon radiation at 50K, adsorbed N2O undergoes dissociation and desorption. Photon energies >4.35 eV are required. The cross section is in the range 10-19 –10-20 cm2. This is the first UV photon-driven chemistry in this system.

Photon-Driven Chemistry in Coadsorbed N2O and CO on Pt(111)

j. kiss and j. m. white, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, (20), 7852-7857

The UV photon-driven chemistry of coadsorbed N2O and CO on Pt(111) at 47 K was investigated by XPS, UPS and TPD. Results depend on the order of adsorption. When one monolayer of N2O is dosed first and CO is coadsorbed the UV irradiation causes CO2 production, much being desorbed during the irradiation, but when one monolayer of CO is dosed first the photon-driven production of CO2 is not detectable. Whatever the order of adsorption there is photon-driven desorption of N2O, but the cross-section is higher for N2O bound to Pt than it is for N2O separated from Pt by CO layer.

Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production with Semiconductor Particulate Systems: An Effort to Enhance the Efficiency

m. ashokkumar and p. maruthamuthu, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 1991, 16, (9), 591-595

H2 production in visible light (437 nm) with the following semiconductor particulate systems, Ag(I)/WO3, Fe(III)/WO3 and Cr(III)/WO3 and mixed semiconductors, WO3-Pt/CdS and WO3-CdS was studied in the presence of an electron relay, methylviologen, MV1 +. Pt loaded CdS powders mixed with WO3 powders (WO3-Pt/CdS) showed a notable enhancement in the photocatalytic activity as compared to that of WO3-CdS. The sample sintered at 800°C had higher efficiency than that sintered at 300°C.

Photodissociation of Phosgene on Pd(111) at 193 nm

c. r. flores, x.-y. zhu and j. m. white, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, (23), 9431-9436

The UV photodissociation of phosgene (Cl2CO) on Pd(111) was studied by isothermal mass spectroscopy during irradiation and by TPD and XPS following irradiation. Phosgene absorbs reversibly on Pd(111) at 110K and photodissociates when irradiated with 6.4 eV photons, thus resulting in the evolution of CO and retention of Cl adatoms. The initial photodissociation cross-section is (5.3±0.8) × 10-18 cm2.

Photocatalysis of the Homogeneous Water-Gas Shift Reaction under Ambient Conditions by Cationic Iridium(III) Complexes

r. ziessel, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 1991, 30, (7), 844-847

The first highly efficient light-assisted water gas shift reaction to take place under the extremely mild conditions of room temperature, ambient pressure, neutral pH and visible light is reported. It is catalysed by IrIII pentamethylcyclopentadienyl complexes containing novel 4,4’-bipyridine ligands, substituted by electron-withdrawing groups which enhance the catalytic activity.

Formation of Paramagnetic Complex from Bischelate of Palladium (II) with Dehydrogenated N-(3-Hydroximinol-2-Methylbutyl-2) Hydroxylaminooxime and o-Phenanthroline

l. a. kosareva, e. g. boguslavskii and s. v. larionov, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Khim., 1991, (9), 1959-1961

Paramagnetic Pd complexes were formed during interaction in pure ethanol of o -phenanthroline and diamagnetic bischelate of Pd(II) containing ligand anions of N-(3-hydroximinol-2-methylbutyl-2) hydroxylaminooxime. The paramagnetic Pd complexes contained co-ordinated anion-radical dehydrogenated 1,2-hydroxylaminooxime.

Chemiluminescence of Tryptophan with Electrogenerated Tris(2,2’-Bipyridine) Ruthenium(III)

k. uchikura and m. kirisawa, Chem. Lett. Jpn., 1991, (8), 1373-1376

A system for producing electrogenerated chemiluminescence based on the reaction of electrogenerated Ru(bpy)33+ (1) with tryptophan (2) is described. The orange luminescence is generated by the reaction of (1) with (2) in acidic solution. The lowest detection limit was 0.1 pmol for (2), and this system should therefore be useful for selective and sensitive detection of tryptophan and related compounds.

Electron-Transfer Quenching of a Photoexcited Ruthenium Complex by Stearyl Viologen in Barium Stearate Langmuir-Blodgett Films

t. miyashita, y. hasegawa and m. matsuda, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, (23), 9403-9405

Photoinduced electron transfer of the Ru complex tris(4,7-diphenyl-l,10-phenanthroline)Ru, that is (Ru(dpphen)3 2+) to stearyl viologen (SV2+) in Ba stearate LB assembly systems was studied by a steady-state quenching method. Even when the monolayer of the Ru complex was in direct contact with the layer of SV2+ quencher at the hydrophilic interface, the quenching of the Ru complex had low efficiency, indicating that Ru(dpphen)32+ is located at a more hydrophobic region. In an assembly where both Ru(dpphen)32+ and SV2+ exist within the same monolayer, the quenching efficiency depended strongly on the two-dimensional density of SV2+. The results showed that electron-transfer rate decreases exponentially with distance and agrees with the conclusion that electron-transfer quenching proceeds via an electron-tunnelling mechanism.

A Novel Photosynthetic Mimic Reaction Catalysed by K[Ru(H-EDTA)Cl].2H2O; Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate and Formaldehyde in the Presence of an Aqueous Suspension of Pt-CdS-RuO2

m. m. taqui khan, n. nageswara rao and d. chat-terjee, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 1991, 60, (3), 311-318

An efficient photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to HCOOH and HCHO is reported, using the title Ru compound, and Pt-CdS-RuO2 as photon absorber at 505 nm. The system produces 0.22 M of HCOOH and 0.10 M of HCHO in 6 h of photolysis at rates of 3.05×10-2 M/h and 2.0×l0-2 M/h, respectively. The rates of formation exhibit a first-order dependence on the catalyst and dissolved CO2 concentrations. The reaction shows D isotope effects (kH/kD ) of 1.5 and 2.0 for the formation of HCOOH and HCHO, respectively. The rate of formate decomposition was slower by 2 orders of magnitude than the formate formation rate, even at high formate concentrations.

Temperature Effect on Photolytic Deposition of Platinum Ohmic Contacts and Schottky Diodes

c. garrido and h. van den bergh, Appl. Phys. A, 1991, A53, (3), 265-272

The deposition of Pt from Pt bihexafluoroacetyl-acetonate by an Ar laser inducing laser chemical vapour deposition was investigated. The process can be photolytic or pyrolytic, depending on the laser power. Photolytic deposition takes place in the adsorbed phase or in the gaseous phase, depending on the temperature induced by radiation absorption. The effect of the substrate base temperature and the precursor product vapour pressure confirms photolytic deposition from the adsorbed phase for low powers and from the vapour phase onwards for high powers. The deposits obtained have a typical 96% Pt composition and good device characteristics are obtained by this method in Schottky diodes.


Microstructure and Superconducting Properties of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O System Prepared by a Melt Process

k. egawa, t. umemura, s. i.kinouchi, m. wakata and s. utsunomiya, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 30, (7A), L1160-L1162

Bi2Sr2Ca1 + 2x Cu2+x Oy , where x=0, 0.2, 1.0, was prepared from powders and calcined several times at 840°C for 30 h. It was melted in a Pt crucible at >1000°C and splat-quenched onto Cu. The microstructure and superconducting properties were examined. The magnetic field dependence of the intragrain critical current density was improved by enriching the Ca and Cu contents. Two precipitates were found: (Ca,Sr)2CuOy and the much smaller (1µ m) Sr-Pt-O compounds. The latter may be more effective in enhancing the pinning force.

All-Solid-State Glucose Sensor Using Proton-Conductive Thick Film

n. matayoshi, n. miura and n. yamazoe, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 30, (9A), L1594-L1597

A solid state glucose sensor using a proton-conductor thick film was tested as a miniaturised enzyme sensor. A planar electrochemical cell, of sputtered Au(reference electrode)/antimonic acid thick film(proton conductor)/sputtered Pt-glucose oxidase (sensing electrode) was fabricated on a porous Al2O3, substrate. In phosphate buffer solution the e.m.f. of the sensor varied logarithmically, with change in glucose concentration in the range 5×10-4 to 4×10-2 M, following a Nernst equation. The 90% response time was ∼ 1 minute. The glucose sensitivity was fairly stable for 10 days, and the Nernst slope -54 mV/decade was very close to that of the response to H2O2, indicating that the glucose sensing signal was generated by responding to the H2O2 produced by the enzymatic reaction of glucose. Extensions of this type of sensor to other enzymes is possible.

Bulk Single Crystal Growth of Bi12TiO20 by the Czochralski Method

y. okano h. wada, t. fukuda and s. miyazawa, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 1991, 30, (7B), L1307-L1309

A Pt wire was used as an initial seed crystal and crystals were grown from melts of differing TiO2:Bi2O3 ratios to produce the title photorefractive crystal. Crystals were grown in a 15 kW r.f. heating Czochralski furnace with a Pt crucible of 50 mm diameter. Crystals of diameter up to 2 cm and 3 cm long were grown from a Bi2O3, rich melt, with an upper limit of 11 mol% TiO2.

Detection of Nitrite Using Electrodes Modified with an Electrodeposited Ruthenium-Containing Polymer

j. n. barisci and g. g. wallace, Anal. Lett., 1991, 24, (11), 2059-2073

The electrochemical detection of nitrite in flowing solutions using a polymer modified electrode with electocatalytic properties is described. The modifier used was an electrodeposited film of the [Ru(bpy)2 (vpy)2]2+ complex where bpy is 2,2’-bypyridyl and vpy is 4-vinylpyridine. The modified electrode enhances the response to nitrite and avoids surface fouling. The electrodeposited films thus produced exhibit high mechanical stability.


Combinations of Platinum and Palladium on Alumina Supports as Oxidation Catalysts

m. skoglundh, l. o. lÖwendahl and j.-e. ottersted, Appl. Catal., 1991, 77, (1), 9-20

The effects of the total Pd + Pt content, the mol% ratio of Pd + Pt, the hydrothermal treatment of the catalyst wash-coat, and the O2 concentration on the light-off temperature were studied for the complete oxidation of xylene isomers, propene, and CO. The light-off temperatures had a minimum at a Pd:Pt mol % ratio of 80:20, and decreased with increasing total metals concentration, increasing O2 concentration and hydrothermal treatment of the Al2O3 wash-coat.

Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Textural and Dehydrogenation Properties of Pt/Al203 System

a. m. youssef and n. a. youssef, Radial. Phys. Chem., 1991, 38, (3), 307-311

Pt/Al2O3 catalysts with 0.2–2 mol% Pt were prepared and irradiated with γ -radiation to a dose of 50 Mrad. Textural properties were found from the low temperature N2 adsorption. The catalytic dehydrogenation of cyclohexane was determined for irradiated and non irradiated catalysts. γ -Irradiation caused textural changes of the metal/metal oxide system depending on the metal content, and increased the dispersion of the metal on the surface.

Selective Conversion of Decane into Branched Isomers. A Comparison of Platinum/ZSM-22, Platinum/ZSM-5 and Platinum/USY Zeolite Catalysts

j. a. martens, r. parton, l. uytterhoeven. p. a. jacobs and g. f. froment, Appl. Catal, 1991, 76, (1), 95-116

Detailed product distribution from the bifunctional conversion of decane over Pt/ZSM-22, Pt/ZSM-5 and Pt/USY catalysts were compared. Pt/ZSM-22 produced high yields of feed isomers under mild reaction conditions. It is suggested that isomerisation of decane on ZSM-22 is a zeolite pore-mouth catalysis. Type C hydrocracking of methylnonanes does not occur on Pt/ZSM-22, due to the limited access of these molecules in the zeolite pores.

Influence of Iridium, Rhenium and Lanthanum on Propane Aromatization over Platinum/ZSM-5 Catalysts

r. maggiore, s. scire, s. galvagno, c. crisafulli and g. toscano, Appl. Catal. A: General, 1991, 79, (1), 29-40

A study of the effect of operating conditions on the conversion of propane to aromatics over Pt-Me/ZSM-5 catalysts (Me=Ir, Re, La) showed that the catalytic behaviour of Pt-Me/ZSM-5 depended on the nature of the added elements. Pt-Ir/ZSM-5 was the most selective catalyst, with a yield of 61.2%.

Effects of Hydroxylation of a Silica Surface on the Metal Dispersion in Supported Platinum Catalysts

m. arai, s.-l. guo and y. nishiyama, Appl. Catal., 1991, 77, (1), 141-148

The effect of the surface hydroxyl groups of porous SiO2 on the degree of Pt dispersion was studied using SiO2 supports with the same surface area but with an increasing number of these functional groups. The supports were prepared by immersing a calcined SiO2 in H2O at 70°C and Pt was deposited on it by wet impregnation with aqueous solutions of Pt tetraamine dichloride (PTD) and chloroplatinic acid. Catalysts with PTD reduced at 400°C showed that maximum Pt dispersion occurred on supports with moderately hydroxylated surfaces.

Catalytic Palladium-Based Membrane Reactors: A Review

j. shu, b. p. a. grandjean, a. van neste and s. kaliaguine, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 1991, 69, (5), 1036-1060

A review of literature on catalytic membrane reactors using H permeable Pd and Pd-Ag alloys is presented. Factors involved in H purification, design parameters of the membranes and reactors, hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions and H diffusion are discussed. Thin Pd coatings on porous inorganic and polymeric supports are expected to increase the implementation of this technology.

Maximum Conversion of Dehydrogenation in Palladium Membrane Reactors

n. itoh, J. Chem. Eng. Jpn., 1991, 25, (5), 664-666

A comparison of the maximum conversions for cyclohexane dehydrogenation in Pd membrane reactors using cocurrent and countercurrent flow models with the maximum conversion, determined thermodynamically, in a conventional catalytic reactor, is presented. In the countercurrent reactor there was no limit to the rise in the conversion, and 100% conversion is attainable. The maximum conversion of the cocurrent reactor was the same as that determined thermodynamically.

Adsorption Properties of Ni-Pd Catalysts Supported on the Al2O3

a. a. vedenyapin, s. v. yushin, l. t. kondrat’ev and a. l. lapidus, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Khim., 1991, (8), 1746-1750

Studies of the surface compositions of Ni-Pd/Al2O3 catalysts were performed by adsorption methods and by X-ray spectroscopy. The results showed that bimetallic catalysts differ from monometallic Pd- and Ni-catalysts by dispersion of metallic phases, depending on a method of preparation and on the presence of K+ promoter. Catalysts prepared by the immersion method had more strongly Pd enriched surfaces, as compared to those prepared by precipitation.

Design of the Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Ethylene by Applying an Electrochemical Device

k. otsuka and a. kobayashi, Chem. Lett. Jpn., 1991, (7)/(8), 1197-1200

An electrochemical device composed of a H3PO4 membrane on which were attached Pt and Pd blacks, Ru, Rh, Os and Ir, M/H3PO4/M’, where M=anode metal and M’=cathode metal, was demonstrated as a probe of the catalysts for the partial oxidation of C2H4. From the results a catalyst, Pd-Ru-graphite-H3PO4, has been designed for the selective synthesis of CH3CHO from C2H4 - a Wacker oxidation. The formation rate of CH3CHO was 3.18 µ mol/min.

Oxidative Leaching of Cu Atoms from PdCu Particles in Zeolite Y

z. zhang, l. xu and w. m. h. sachtler, J. Catal., 1991, 131, (2), 502-512

NaY-supported PdCu samples of various Cu:Pd ratios were prepared by ion exchange with Pd(NH3)42+ and Cu(NH)3)42+ precursors. Reduction of Cu was enhanced by Pd. Reduction with H2 resulted in bimetallic PdCu particles and protons of high Bronsted acidity. Complete oxidation of the Cu component occurred at 500°C and the Cu ions leached from PdCu particles migrated to small zeolite cages. After complete leaching of Cu, the monometallic Pd particles were discerned from the original particles in PdCu/NaY and PdCu2/NaY by their propensity to form TPD-detectable hydrides.

Conversion of Primary Amines to N,N’-Disubstituted Ureas Using Montmorillonitebipyridinepalladium(II)Acetate and Di-Tert Butyl Peroxide

b. m. choudary, k. koteswara rao, s. d. pirozhkov and a. l. lapidus, Synth. Commun., 1991, 21, (18&19), 1923-1927

A simple convenient method for the synthesis of N,N’-disubstituted ureas from primary amines is reported, using a Pd(II) complex anchored on an inexpensive clay support, and with a cocatalyst of cupric chloride as reoxidant. The conditions are room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Polymer-Bound Palladium Acetate as a Catalyst for the Reduction of Nitro and Azo Croups

r. mani, v. mahadevan and m. srinivasan, React. Polym., 1991, 14, (3), 263-268

Pd(OAc)2 anchored to a copolymer containing pyridyl and carboxyl groups was used as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of azo and nitro groups under 1 atm H2 pressure and 30°C. The selective hydrogenation of azobenzene to hydrazobenzene was highly selective on using the polymer-bound Pd catalyst, and is reported for the first time. The catalyst is quite stable and has been well used for more than a year.

Reactions of Formic Acid and Formaldehyde on Rh(111) and Rh(111)-(2×2)O Surfaces

c. houtman and m.a. barteau, Surf. Sci., 1991, 248, (1/2), 57-76

The adsorption and decomposition of HCOOH and HCHO on the Rh(111) surface was studied by HREELS. HCOOH adsorbed on the surface via the lone pair electrons on the hydroxyl O, and H bonding among the molecules in the adlayer is indicated. At ∼ 140Κ a formate intermediate was formed, which decomposed to CO2, CO, H2 and H2O via two channels. Adding 1/4 monolayer of O atoms to the Rh(111) surface shifted the formate decomposition temperature to 330K. Below 130K on a clean Rh(111) surface HCHO dehydrogenated completely to adsorbed CO and H atoms. Exposing an O predoped surface to HCHO resulted in formation of adsorbed paraformaldehyde, CO, formate and η 1-HCHO.

Infrared Spectroscopy of High Pressure: Interaction of Η 2 and D 2 with Rh/Al 2 03

j. p. wey, w. c. neely and s. d. worley, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, (22), 8881-8886

A novel high pressure-IR-cell reactor was used to study the interaction of ultrapure, high-pressure H2 and D2 with Rh/Al2O3 films. The H2 may dissociate on the Rh sites to produce a weakly bound Rh-H surface species, with the remaining H spilling over to the support where it reacts with surface hydroxyl groups to produce H2O. The new Rh-H species was easily removed by reduction under H2 pressure.

Effects of Polymer Support on the Substrate Selectivity of Covalently Immobilized Ultrafine Rhodium Particles as a Catalyst for Olefin Hydrogenation

m. ohtaki, m. komiyama, h. hirai and n. toshima, macromolecules, 1991, 24, (20), 5567-5572

Immobilised ultrafine Rh particles were prepared from a protective polymer, and deposited onto a cross-linked polymer support, by forming the amide bond between the primary amino group contained in the support and the methyl acrylate residue in the protective polymer of the Rh. The catalytic activity of the Rh was investigated by olefin hydrogenations. Activity strongly depended on the substrates used. The Rh preferentially hydrogenated hydrophilic substrates. Substrates containing a carboxyl group were hydrogenated by the immobilised catalyst more easily than by the dispersed catalyst. The difference in hydrogenation rates can be correlated with the solubility parameter of the substrate. Electrostatic interaction between substrates and the polymer support leads to increased reaction rates.

New Rhodium Complexes Anchored on Modified USY Zeolites. A Remarkable Effect of the Support on the Enantio selectivity of Catalytic Hydrogenation of Prochiral Alkenes

a. corma, m. iglesias, c. del pino and f. sanchez, J. Chem. Soc, Chem. Commun., 1991, (18), 1253-1255

Studies of Rh-complexes with N -based chiral ligands which were anchored on a modified USY-zeolite containing profuse supermicropores showed a remarkable increase of enantioselectivity (>95%) in the hydrogenation of N -acyldehydrophenylalanine derivatives. The zeolite supported-Rh catalysts were re-used several times with no loss of activity or Rh content. The increase obtained in the enantioselectivity indicated that this type of catalyst is a truly heterogeneous counterpart of the homogeneous catalysts for the hydrogenation of prochiral alkenes.

Catalytic and Physical-Chemical Properties of Indium Modified Iridium-Alumina Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Highest Normal Paraffins

a. v. zaitsev, a. p. tyupaev, v. yu. borovkov, o. d. sterligov, g. v. isagulyants and v. b. kazanskii, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Khim., 1991, (10), 2222-2227

Spectroscopic studies of monometallic and In modified Ir/Al2O3 catalysts during dehydrogenation of high n -paraffins showed that Ir-In/Al2O3 catalysts had higher activity and increased selectivity towards the highest olefins. In modified the Ir surface, forming mixed clusters. At the same time, a decrease was observed in the number of surface Ir atoms capable of adsorbing H2 at 300K, but the number of centres of high temperature H2 dissociation which adsorbed H2 on the support noticeably increased.

Alcohol Synthesis from Syngas on Supported Ir-Based Composite Catalyst

a. kurusu, m. inoue and t. inui, shokubai, 1991, 33, (2), 129-136

Alcohol synthesis from syngas over supported Ir-based composite catalysts was examined. Ir catalysts promoted with Mo, V and Cr had the highest activity for alcohol formation. The predominant formation of MeOH and 2-methylalcohols on the Ir-Cr catalyst strongly suggests that CO insertion occurs. Alcohols produced on Ir/Cr2O3 seem to be formed in the same way as for the Ir-Cr composite catalyst. Ir/MoO3 had the highest CO conversion, but CH4 was the main product.

A Mild, Osmium Tetraoxide-Catalyzed Method for the Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfones

s. w. kaldor and m. hammond. Tetrahedron Lett., 1991, 32, (38), 5043-5046

OsO4 was examined for the chemoselective oxidation of sulphides to sulphones, in the presence of the cooxidant N -methylmorpholine-N -oxide. One mole per cent of the catalyst was sufficient at room temperature to oxidise a variety of sulphides to the corresponding sulphones in nearly quantitative yields. The oxidation is tolerant of the presence of a number of other functional groups.


π-Stacking and the Platinum-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroformylation Reaction: A Molecular Modeling Study

l. a. castonguay, a. k. rappÉ and c. j. casewit, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, (19), 7177-7183

The importance of steric factors in determining the regioselectivity of a class of Pt(II) hydroformylation catalysts (L2Pt(CO)X) was theoretically studied by using an augmented Dreiding force field. The differential stabilisation of the initially formed Pt alkyl complexes resulting from styrene insertion into a Pt-H bond formed either the primary phenethyl product or the secondary α-methyl styryl intermediate.

A Homogeneous Platinum Catalyst in the Stationary BF3.H,0 Phase for the Hydrogenation of Arenes

i. t. horvath, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 1991, 30, (8), 1009-1011

A stationary liquid-phase catalyst comprising PtCl2(CH3CN)2 in BF3.H2O on clay or silica supports was prepared and used for the hydrogenation of various aromatic hydrocarbons under mild conditions. The catalyst was tested for continuous performance in a tubular trickle-bed reactor. Products are separable by simple filtration, and the hydrogenation proceeds selectively, in a 1:1:1:1 mixture of benzene, toluene, o -xylene and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene.

Platinum(II) Catalysed Selective Remote Oxidation of Unactivated C-H Bonds in Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids

l.-c. kao and a. sen, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1991, (18), 1242-1243

The use of the ‘chelate effect’ in achieving the selective oxidation (hydroxylation) of C-H bonds of aliphatic chains by PtII in aqueous medium under mild conditions is reported. By adding a co-oxidant that is capable of reoxidising Pt0 to PtII it is possible to make the system catalytic in PtII. In the presence of Pt(IV), Pt(II) ion was found to catalyse the hydroxylation of unactivated C-H bonds of aliphatic carboxylic acids in water.

Isomerisation and Carbonylation of Esters Catalysed by Platinum Phosphide Complexes in the Presence of Lewis Acids

n. yu. kozitsyna and i. i. moiseev, Akad. Nauk SSSR, Kinet. Katal., 1991, 32, (4), 985-989

Polynuclear Pt phosphide complexes [PPh2Pt]n (n = 8–10) in RCOOR’ solution, containing acid types BF3, SbF5, CF3COOH or C2H5OCF(CF3)-CF2OC2F4SO3H, catalysed the isomerisation of methylformate in acetic acid, and carbonylation of methylacetate in acetic anhydride at 20–25°C and in Ar or CO respectively.

Palladium-Catalyzed Insertion of Iso-cyanides into the Silicon-Silicon Linkages of Oligosilanes

y. ito, m. suginome, t. matsuura and m. murakami, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, (6), 8899-8908

Oligosilanes were reacted with isocyanides when promoted by a Pd catalyst. Heating oligosilanes with excess 2,6-disubstituted aryl isocyanide in the presence of Pd(II) acetate led to the complete insertion of isocyanide into all Si-Si linkages, giving oligo(silylimine) derivatives. The oligo(silylimine)s were isolated and characterised in the complete insertion reaction with oligosilanes up to a hexasilane. New skeletal rearrangement of oligosilanes took place in a Pd-catalysed reaction of substituted aryl isocyanide with tetra- and hexasilanes, yielding 3,3-bis(silyl)-l-aza-2,4-disila-cyclobutane derivatives.

Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Pd(II) Complexes with Bi- and Tridentate Salicylaldimines Containing Sterically Hindered Phenols

a. a. rzaev, v. t. kasumov and a. a. medzhidov, Akad. Nauk SSSR, Rinet. Ratal., 1991, 32, (3), 594-599

The synthesis of binuclear Pd chelates with tridentate salicylaldimines is reported. The catalytic activity of the Pd complexes was studied during the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene in a homogeneous medium. The dependence of the activity on solvents and circumferential ligand substitutes is discussed.

Efficient Palladium Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Carbon Monoxide with Olefins to Produce Perfectly Alternating Polyketones

e. drent, j. a. m. van broekhoven and m. j. doyle, J. Organomet. Chem., 1991, 417, (1-2), 235-251

Highly efficient homogeneous Pd catalyst systems were developed to produce perfectly alternating copolymers of CO with C2H4. CO, C2H4 and propene mixtures are converted into the corresponding alternating CO/olefin terpolymers where C3 units randomly replace C2H4 units in the chain. The catalyst systems are formed by combining an equimolar quantity of a suitable bidentate phosphine ligand with a Pd(II) species in which the counter anions are very weakly co-ordinating. For diphenylphosphinoalkanes: Ph2 P(CH2)mPPh2, the most efficient system to produce high molecular weight polyketones has m =3. High rates with conversions of >106 molecules of CO and C2H4 per Pd centre are obtained.

Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Addition of Amines to Acetylenes. Synthesis of Cyclic Imines

y. fukuda, s. matsubara and k. utimoto, J. Org. Chem., 1991, 56, (20), 5812-5816

Intramolecular aminopalladation of alkynylamines gave intermediary alkenyl Pd compounds that hydrolysed and isomerised to thermodynamically stable cyclic imines. Treating 3-alkynylamines with PdCl2(MeCN)2 gave exclusively 1-pyrrolines in good yields; 5-alkynylamines afforded 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-pyridines selectively. Treating 4-alkynylamines with Pd(II) gave mixtures of both 5- and 6-membered cyclic imines.

Palladium Catalyzed Carboxylation of Cyclohexane with Carbon Monoxide

k. nakara, j. watanabe, k. takaki and y. fujiwara, Chem. Lett. Jpn., 1991, (8), 1437-1438

Very high turnover numbers have been obtained for the carboxylation of cyclohexane with CO to form cyclohexanecarboxylic acid using Pd(OAc)2. The product yield was 8.8% based on the starting alkane and the turnover number was 205.

Synthesis of α,β-Disubstituted Aldehydes from Metallated 1-Aza-1,3-Butadienes and Palladium Phosphine Complexes

u. m. dzhemilev, a. g. ibragimov, d. l. minsker, r. r. muslukhov and g. a. tolstikov, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Rhim., 1991, (10), 2339-2348

α, β-Disubstituted aldehydes were prepared from metallated l-aza-l,3-butadienes in the presence of Pd(acac)2 +2Ph3P catalysts by reactions of N-, O-and S-containing allyl electrophiles with Mg azaenolate and organic halogenides. The reaction performed with the Pd phoshine catalyst was highly regio- and stereoselective.

Kinetics of the Water Gas Shift Reaction Catalyzed by Rhodium(III) Chloride in Aqueous Picoline Studied by Use of a Continuous-Flow Stirred Reactor

b. s. l. neto, k. h. ford, a. j. pardey, r. g. rinker and p. c. ford, Inorg. Chem., 1991, 30, (20), 3837-3842

Homogeneous water gas shift catalysis by Rh(III)Cl3.3H2O in aqueous picoline solution in a continuous-flow stirred reactor is described. The catalysis rates were non-linear in total [Rh] over the range 3-20 mM, which was interpreted by the system having dinuclear and mononuclear Rh species present, with the mononuclear cycles being more reactive. The rates have a non-linear dependence on Pco over range 0.3-1.8 atm, although this was independent of [ Rh]. There may be reversible addition of CO to the catalytically active species prior to rate-limiting in the mono- and dinuclear catalytic cycles.


Cathodic Protection System

r. s. rohella, b. c. swain and j. s. murty, AntiCorros. Methods Mater., 1991, 38, (6), 4-7

Steel corrosion in sea water and methods of overcoming it are discussed, with particular reference to the design and implementation of a cathodic protection system for steel piles. An impressed current cathodic protection system was chosen, and typical current requirements for various steel structures are given. The design characteristics and application for different types of anodes are given. Pt clad Nb anodes were selected as having the highest current carrying capacity, lowest anode consumption and longest life. The Pt metal available on the anodes is expected to last longer than the designed life of the cathodic protection system, assuming that only 90% of the Pt can be used. The anodes have current output of 25–35 A.

Effect of Paint Damage and Under-Way Conditions upon Ship ICCP Current Demands

d. j. tighe-ford and p. khambhaita, Corros. Prev. Control, 1991, 38, (4), 85-89

The dimension and conductivity scaling modelling technique was used to assess three impressed current cathodic protection systems on ships’ hulls. Up to six Pt foil anodes, each mounted on a polymethyl methacrylate shield placed directly on the plate were tested. The current output of these systems in static and simulated under-way conditions with an intact paint coating and with damage along the hull were examined. Potential profiles with anodes in different places are presented. The best protection overall came from the two-zone system: with one potentiostat, midship reference electrodes (RE), two forward and two after anodes, plus second potentiostat, stern RE, and two stern anodes. Modelling predicts the performance and current output of impressed current cathodic protection systems.


Magnetoresistance OF Co/Pd and Co/Pt Multilayer Films for Magneto-Optical Data Storage Applications

r. a. hajjar, t.-h. wu and m. mansuripur, J. APPL. PHYS., 1991, 70, (10), 6041-6043

Galvanomagnetic, magnetic and magneto-optical properties of multilayered Co/Pd and Co/Pt films with varied co content were studied. in Co/Pt films, an increase of Co content resulted in a decrease of the s-d slope approaching the value for a pure Co films. the magnetic and electronic properties of these films were correlated with the magnetoresistance measurements performed with fields applied parallel and perpendicular to the plane of the samples.

Through-Wafer Optical Communication Using Monolithic InGaAs-on-Si LED's and Monolithic PtSi-Si Schottky-Barrier Detectors

g. w. turner, c. k. chen, b.-y. tsaur and a. m. wax-man, ieee photonics technol. lett., 1991, 3, (8), 761-763

Through wafer optical communication has been shown for the first time using two vertically stacked si wafers, the upper one with InGaAs-InAlAs double-heterostructure LEDs grown by mbe on its top surface and the lower one with ptsi-si schottky barrier detectors fabricated on its bottom surface. ir radiation emitted by the LEDs in a band peaking at 1.12 μ m just beyond the Si absorption edge is transmitted through the upper Si wafer, focused with a lens of focal length 25 mm, transmitted through the lower Si wafer and detected by the Pt-Si detectors. In a single LED-detector pair the detector S:N ratio was 10:1, for a LED drive current of 1 mA at room temperature.

Annealing Studies on Pd/n-GaAs Schottky Diodes

h. sharda, k. prasad, l. faraone and a. g. nassibian, Semicond. Sci. Technol., 1991, 6, (8), 765-770

Pd/n -GaAs Schottky diodes were fabricated using either spin-on or evaporated Pd sources. Barrier heights and electrical characteristics were measured. The ideality factor for both diodes was close to 1. Ageing at temperatures up to 200°C for 1000 h produced little or no change in diode parameters; but annealing at 250°C for up to 1000 h produced a gradual degradation of diode parameters. This degradation was significantly faster during a 400°C anneal, and is attributed to the atomic intermixing and/or diffusion at the Pd-GaAs interface. Pd spin-on devices had a much longer operating life compared to the evaporated ones. The spin-on technique is economical, simple and easy to implement in any existing GaAs device technology.

Palladium as a Lead Finish for Surface Mount Integrated Circuit Packages

d. c. abbott, r. m. brook, n. mclelland and j. s. wiley, IEEE Trans. Components, Hybrids Manuf. Technol, 1991, 14, (3), 567–572

The use of a thin preplated Pd Pb finish as an alternative to Sn/Pb solder is discussed for surface mount IC packages. Tests performed on the Pd included wetting, solder joint metallurgy, wire bonding, interaction with molding compounds and electrochemical characteristics. Reliability and performance tests were also run, including operating life, temperature/humidity, thermal cycle/shock, Pb finish performance and mechanical tests. Pd plated leadframes were successful on small outline packages (8–28 pin) and fine pitch packages.

AC Complex Impedance Investigation for RuO2-Glaes Composites

b. k. koo, k. s. no and h. g. kim, IEEE Trans. Components, Hybrids, Manuf. Technol, 1991, 14, (3), 580–584

The AC complex impedance spectra of RuO2,-glass composites were investigated from 1 kHz-13 MHz, as functions of RuO2 content and heat treatment conditions. Since the amount of Ru ion in the PbO-B2O3-SiO2-Al2O3-ZnO system increases with increasing reaction temperature and time, the electronic properties of the matrix are changed. Samples reacted at low temperature and for short times showed vertical lines in complex impedance spectra plots, which indicated that the samples consisted of lone capacitor circuits. As temperature and time increased, the spectra consisted of semicircle arcs representing RC combination circuits. Samples with more RuO2 showed a change from a vertical line to semicircle arcs at a lower reaction temperature. A sample with 5 vol.% RuO2 and reacted at 1000°C had an equivalent circuit model which was only resistive.


A Gold/Platinum Thermocouple Reference Table

m. gotoh, k. d. hill and e. g. murdock, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 1991, 62, (11), 2778–2791

The thermoelectric voltage of the Au/Pt thermocouple was measured over the range 0–962°C, by comparison with calibrated Pt resistance thermometers. From 0 to 500°C the measurements were taken in a stirred liquid bath, while from 660 to 964°C they were performed in a pressure controlled Na-filled heat pipe furnace that provided an isothermal inter-comparison environment. Measurements were made at the freezing points of In, Sn, Zn, Sb and Ag, at the melting point of Ga and at the liquidus point of the Ag–Cu eutectic. A reference function was obtained that gives e.m.f. as a function of temperature to within ±10 mK from 0 to 962°C.


Design and in Vitro Studies of a Needle-Type Glucose Sensor for Subcutaneous Monitoring

d. s. bindra, y. zhang, g. s. wilson, r. sternberg, d. r. thÉvenot, d. moatti and g. reach, and g. reach, Anal Chem., 1991, 63, (17), 1692–1696

A new miniaturised glucose oxidase based needle type glucose microsensor has been developed for subcutaneous glucose monitoring. The sensor has a 10 cm long Teflon coated Pt-Ir wire of 0.25 mm o.d. with a 1 mm long bare part acting as a sensing cavity. The reference electrode was Ag/AgCl, and the whole sensor was coated with 5% polyurethane solution in 98% THF-2% DMF.

The Effect of Some Platinum Compounds on the Activity of the CTP Synthetase of Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cells: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies

r. l. ganeva, n. c spassovska and d. d. genchev, J. Inorg. Biochem., 1991, 43, (4), 717–722

The effect of cis -diamminedichloroPt(II): (cis-DDP), trans -DDP, spermine Pt(II) and K2PtCl4 on the activity of CTP synthetase in the cytosol of Ehrlich ascites tumour cells was studied. For in vitro study the Pt compounds were added to the incubation mixture for the enzyme assay. A concentration dependent inhibition of CTP synthetase was found, which was strongest for the trans -DDP. Ascites cells from mice pretreated in vivo with Pt compounds showed that inhibition is strongest for cis -DDP and K2PtCl4.

Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Lipophilic Antitumor Platinum(II) Complexes

a. r. khokhar, q. xu and s. al-baker, J. Coord. Chem., 1991, 24, (1), 77–82

The preparation and characterisation of a series of highly lipophilic Pt(II) complexes of type [Pt(OCOR)2(A)l or [Pt(OCOR)2(A’)2] are described, where R=a highly branched or long chain alkyl group of 4 –13 C atoms, A=1R,2R -diaminocyclohexane, cis -1,2-diaminocyclohexane, 1,1-bis (aminomethyl)cyclohexane or ethylenecliamine and A’=neopentylamine or cyclorhtylamine.

Myoglobin Oxygen Binding Curves Determined by Phosphorescence Quenching of Palladium Porphyrin

j. j. kelly, k. a. kelly, s. a. hartley and c. h. barlow, Appl Spectrosc., 1991, 45, (7), 1177-1182

A completely optical method has been developed for evaluating myoglobin-O2 saturation. Using this solution O2 concentrations were computed for functioning heart muscle by measuring the phosphorescence decay of a soluble Pd porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis (4-sulphanatophenyl)-porphyrin Pd(II), according to the Stern-Volmer quenching relationship.