Effect of agglomerate size on the catalytic activity of an iron oxyhydroxide nanocrystalline powder toward carbon-carbon bond scission in naphthylbibenzylmethane

John G. Darab, John Linehan, Dean W. Matson

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A highly agglomerated nanocrystalline powder composed predominantly of six-line ferrihydrite was produced by rapid thermal decomposition of precursors in solution. The powder and sieved portions of it were tested for activity toward carbon-carbon bond scission in the model compound naphthylbibenzylmethane. It was shown that agglomerate size, in addition to crystallite size, is an important factor in determining the overall catalytic activity of the six-line ferrihydrite powder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1005
Number of pages2
JournalEnergy and Fuels
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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