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NanoSelect™ Pt-200

BASF's Pt-200 is a carbon powder-based catalyst containing 0.8wt% of platinum and 0.3wt% of molybdenum as unimodal, highly dispersed, and reduced metal crystallites. The catalyst is supplied as a water-wet paste but can also be supplied in dry form.

NanoSelect catalysts are characterized by unimodal metal particles on the nanometer scale. Nanotechnology is science and controlled engineering on the scale of nanometers (billionths of a meter). Reducing the size of metal particles to nanometers:

  • Greatly increases the metal surface area available per gram.
  • Boosts the catalytic activity.
  • Demonstrates different catalytic behavior.

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Typical Properties

Active metal


Metal content, wt %



Reduced, water-wet


Carbon powder

Mean particle size

25 micron

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BASF's Catalysts division is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF's Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.