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

Zahmakiran, Mehmet
Tristany, Mar
Philippot, Karine
Fajerwerg, Katia
Özkar, Saim
Chaudret, Bruno
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.