Aminopropyltriethoxysilane stabilized ruthenium(0) nanoclusters as an isolable and reusable heterogeneous catalyst for the dehydrogenation of dimethylamine-borane

Zahmakiran M., Tristany M., Philippot K., Fajerwerg K., ÖZKAR S., Chaudret B.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol.46, no.17, pp.2938-2940, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c000419g
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2938-2940
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The preparation of Ru(0) nanoclusters stabilized by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and their characterization by a combination of complementary techniques are described. These new Ru(0) nanoclusters provide high activity and unprecedented reusability as a heterogeneous catalyst in the dehydrogenation of dimethylamine-borane.