Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3541-3545

Hydrogenation of 2-phenyl-1-propene on platinum black modified with copper

Ivo Pasekaa, Libor Červenýb, Josef Machb and Vlastimil Růžičkab

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 160 00 Prague 6
b Department of Organic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Copper deposited from a solution of copper(II) formate on Pt-black at surface coverage lower than unity is present on the platinum surface both in the form of ad-atoms and in the form of multiatomic layers. From the dependence of the hydrogenation rate on coverage by copper is followed that the reaction rate depended on the number of free pairs of the adsorption sites of platinum unoccupied by copper.