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Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Recent work at the Johnson Matthey Research Centre has thrown fresh light upon the electronic effects in hydrogenation catalysis that underlie the whole nature of the catalytic act and in particular many of the effects that may manifest themselves as support metal interactions. The results show that currently accepted models of the catalytic act are incomplete, that ionic intermediates are sometimes important and that both the relative acidity of the reaction system and the redox potential of products and intermediates must be considered.


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