In-situ, synchronous MS/XANES reveals the Pd catalyzed selective aerobic oxidation of crotyl alcohol is regulated by the balance between the oxidation state and reducibility. Dynamic XANES measurements provide a new, rapid method to determine redox kinetics of nanoparticles and identify important parameters to optimize catalyst design.
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Gaskell, C. V., Parlett, C. M. A., Newton, M. A., Wilson, K., & Lee, A. F. (2012). Redox-controlled crotyl alcohol selective oxidation: in situ oxidation and reduction dynamics of catalytic Pd nanoparticles via synchronous XANES/MS. ACS Catalysis, 2(11), 2242-2246. https://doi.org/10.1021/cs300445y