Palladium nanoparticles

Palladium nanoparticles, as the name suggests, are Palladium particles measuring between 1 and 100nanometers. Palladium (Pd) is a rare chemical element in the family of metals.
The main application of Pd nanoparticles is in catalyst converters, used to purify/filter harmfull gases, such as exhaust gases.

  • Pioneer of Materials Research

    Structural representation of silver-capped polyoxopalladate {Ag4Pd13} in side view (left) and top view (right). Pd dark blue, Ag orange, As green, O red. Kortz / Jacobs University

    “You have to do things others have not yet done; Combine chemicals that others have not yet combined; Under conditions that have not yet been tried”. Ulrich Kortz sees himself as a passionate basic researcher. In 2008, the Chemistry Professor at Jacobs University in Bremen discovered a new class of compounds, the polyoxopalladates. Now the scientist and his team have developed another subclass of these functional materials. For the first time, they have combined two precious metals, palladium and silver, in a molecular metal-oxo assembly – with great benefits for science and industry.