doped with palladium demonstrated high catalytic activity, particularly for tolane
C=C and C≡C bond hydrogenation.
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of nanodiamond cores and highly curved, defective graphitic shells show high
catalytic activity and selectivity over a long period of time. In contrast to
industrial Fe catalysts, steam decoking of the catalyst is not required.
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Nanodiamonds were found
2.8 times more efficient than conventional potassium-iron catalyst for
dehydrogenating ethylbenzene. Nanodiamond catalyst can revolutionize the
chemical industry, particularly styrene production.