Nanodiamonds doped with palladium demonstrated high catalytic activity, particularly for tolane C=C and C≡C bond hydrogenation.
Olga Turova et al, Catalysis Communications, Vol. 12, Issue 7, 2011, pages 577–579
Nanoparticles consisting 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. Credit: DS Su
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.