The catalytic activity of a rather new nanomaterial, IF-MoS2 (inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles), towards hydrodesulfurization (HDS) activity has been characterized at ultra-high vacuum conditions. Thiophene TDS as well as quasi steady-state kinetics experiments have been conducted. The IF-MoS2 nanoparticles were supported on sapphire and silica.
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Acknowledgments We acknowledge generous support by R. Tenne (Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) including sample fabrication and SEM characterization by R. Rosentsveig (Weizmann Institute of Science). Financial support from the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy is acknowledged by NDSU (DE-FG02-08ER15987).
- Inorganic fullerenes
- MoS nanoparticles
- Thermal desorption spectroscopy