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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


It has been shown in a previous article in this journal that the hitherto little studied metals ruthenium and osmium possess catalytic activities which are comparable with those of the other noble Group VIII metals for the hydrogenation of the n-butenes, buta-1,3-diene and acetylene. Further studies have now been made using alumina-supported ruthenium and osmium catalysts for the hydrogenation and deuteration of dimethylacetylene and for the deuteration of ethylene and acetylene. Some of the results from these more recent studies are given in this article and the catalytic properties of ruthenium and osmium are discussed in relation to their position in the periodic table.


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