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Dr Alex Ibhadon


Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes (2019)
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Johnston, S. K., Bryant, T. A., Strong, J., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2019). Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes. ChemCatChem, 11(12), 2909-2918. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900391

Selective hydrogenation (semi-hydrogenation) reactions of alkynes rely on Pd-based catalysts to provide the correct pathway to favour formation of double bonds and avoid full hydrogenation to single bonds. Here, we present the preparation and charact... Read More

Pd₃Sn nanoparticles on TiO₂ and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance (2017)
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Johnston, S. K., Cherkasov, N., Perez-Barrado, E., Aho, A., Murzin, D. Y., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Pd₃Sn nanoparticles on TiO₂ and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance. Applied catalysis. A, General, 544, 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2017.07.005

The two catalysts Pd₃Sn/TiO₂and Pd3Sn/ZnO were prepared via a one-pot procedure based on the “polyol method” with the addition of a capping agent (polyvinylpyrrolidone) to control the particle size distribution. The same procedure was used to prepare... Read More

Photocatalytic degradation of ketorolac tromethamine (KTC) drug in aqueous phase using prepared Ag-doped ZnO microplates (2017)
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Ibhadon, A. O., Kaur, A., Ibhadon, A., & Kansal, S. K. (2017). Photocatalytic degradation of ketorolac tromethamine (KTC) drug in aqueous phase using prepared Ag-doped ZnO microplates. Journal of materials science, 52(9), 5256-5267. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-0766-6

In this study, Ag-doped ZnO microplates were prepared via precipitation technique and further characterized by FESEM, EDS, XRD, FTIR, TGA, XPS, UV-DRS and RT-PL techniques. The outcomes indicated that Ag+ ions were well incorporated into ZnO lattice... Read More

Low temperature plasma-catalytic NOx synthesis in a packed DBD reactor: effect of support materials and supported active metal oxides (2016)
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Patil, B., Cherkasov, N., Lang, J., Ibhadon, A., Hessel, V., & Wang, Q. (2016). Low temperature plasma-catalytic NOx synthesis in a packed DBD reactor: effect of support materials and supported active metal oxides. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 194, 123-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.04.055

The direct synthesis of NOx from N2 and O2 by non-thermal plasma at an atmospheric pressure and low temperature is presented, which is considered to be an attractive option for replacement of the Haber-Bosch process. In this study, the direct synthes... Read More

Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol (2016)
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Cherkasov, N., Al-Rawashdeh, M. ’., Ibhadon, A. O., & Rebrov, E. V. (2016). Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol. Catalysis Today, 273, 205-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2016.03.028

A 2.5 wt.% Pd/ZnO catalytic coating has been deposited onto the inner wall of capillary reactors with a diameter of 0.53 and 1.6 mm. The coatings were characterised by XRD, SEM, TEM and elemental analysis. The performance of catalytic reactors was st... Read More

Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol (2016)
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Cherkasov, N., Al-Rawashdeh, M. ’., Ibhadon, A. O., & Rebrov, E. V. (2016). Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol. Catalysis Today, 273, 205-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2016.03.028

A 2.5 wt.% Pd/ZnO catalytic coating has been deposited onto the inner wall of capillary reactors with a diameter of 0.53 and 1.6 mm. The coatings were characterised by XRD, SEM, TEM and elemental analysis. The performance of catalytic reactors was st... Read More

Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol (2016)
Journal Article
Cherkasov, N., Al-Rawashdeh, M. ’., Ibhadon, A. O., & Rebrov, E. V. (2016). Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol. Catalysis Today, 273, 205-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2016.03.028

A 2.5 wt.% Pd/ZnO catalytic coating has been deposited onto the inner wall of capillary reactors with a diameter of 0.53 and 1.6 mm. The coatings were characterised by XRD, SEM, TEM and elemental analysis. The performance of catalytic reactors was st... Read More

Solvent-free semihydrogenation of acetylene alcohols in a capillary reactor coated with a Pd-Bi/TiO2 catalyst (2016)
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Cherkasov, N., Ibhadon, A. O., & Rebrov, E. V. (2016). Solvent-free semihydrogenation of acetylene alcohols in a capillary reactor coated with a Pd-Bi/TiO2 catalyst. Applied catalysis. A, General, 515, 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2016.01.019

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol (MBY) to 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol was performed in a capillary reactor (10 m long, 0.53 mm i.d.) coated with a titania supported Pd-Bi catalyst. Several... Read More

Ultrasound-assisted selective hydrogenation of C-5 acetylene alcohols with Lindlar catalysts (2015)
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Tripathi, B., Paniwnyk, L., Cherkasov, N., Ibhadon, A. O., Lana Villarreal, T., & Gómez, R. (2015). Ultrasound-assisted selective hydrogenation of C-5 acetylene alcohols with Lindlar catalysts. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 26, 445-451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.03.006

The selective hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol (MBY) was performed in the presence of Lindlar catalyst, comparing conventional stirring with sonication at different frequencies of 40, 380 and 850 kHz. Under conventional stirring, the reaction r... Read More

Palladium-bismuth intermetallic and surface-poisoned catalysts for the semi-hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol (2015)
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Cherkasov, N., Ibhadon, A. O., McCue, A. J., Anderson, J. A., & Johnston, S. K. (2015). Palladium-bismuth intermetallic and surface-poisoned catalysts for the semi-hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol. Applied catalysis. A, General, 497, 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2015.02.038

The effects of poisoning of Pd catalysts with Bi and annealing in a polyol (ethylene glycol) were studied on the semi-hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol (MBY). An increase in the Pd:Bi ratio from 7 to 1 in the Bi-poisoned catalysts decreased the... Read More