Plasma-Assisted Synthesis of Monodispersed and Robust Ruthenium Ultrafine Nanocatalysts for Organosilane Oxidation and Oxygen Evolution Reactions

Gnanakumar E. S. , Ng W., Filiz B. , Rothenberg G., Wang S., Xu H., ...More

CHEMCATCHEM, vol.9, no.22, pp.4159-4163, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cctc.201700809
  • Title of Journal : CHEMCATCHEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.4159-4163


We report a facile and general approach for preparing ultrafine ruthenium nanocatalysts by using a plasma-assisted synthesis at <100 degrees C. The resulting Ru nanoparticles are monodispersed (typical size 2nm) and remain that way upon loading onto carbon and TiO2 supports. This gives robust catalysts with excellent activities in both organosilane oxidation and the oxygen evolution reaction.