Development of a new palladium-based ethylene scavenger

  • T. Ilkenhans
  • S. Poulston
  • L. Rowsell
  • A. W. J. Smith
  • L. A. Terry
Conference paper

A new palladium-promoted material was discovered with significant ethylene adsorption capacity. The material effectively scavenged exogenously administered and/or endogenously produced ethylene by climacteric fruit. Corresponding inhibition of ethylene-induced ripening was observed.

Keywords

Polyethylene Palladium Permanganate Lene 

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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ilkenhans
    • 1
  • S. Poulston
    • 1
  • L. Rowsell
    • 1
  • A. W. J. Smith
    • 1
  • L. A. Terry
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Matthey Technology CentreUK
  2. 2.Plant Science LaboratoryCranfield UniversityUK

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