Dihydrogen Phosphate Stabilized Ruthenium(0) Nanoparticles: Efficient Nanocatalyst for The Hydrolysis of Ammonia-Borane at Room Temperature

2015-07-01
DURAP, FEYYAZ
Caliskan, Salim
Özkar, Saim
Karakas, Kadir
Zahmakıran, Mehmet
Intensive efforts have been devoted to the development of new materials for safe and efficient hydrogen storage. Among them, ammonia-borane appears to be a promising candidate due to its high gravimetric hydrogen storage capacity. Ammonia-borane can release hydrogen on hydrolysis in aqueous solution under mild conditions in the presence of a suitable catalyst. Herein, we report the synthesis of ruthenium(0) nanoparticles stabilized by dihydrogenphosphate anions with an average particle size of 2.9 +/- 0.9 nm acting as a water-dispersible nanocatalyst in the hydrolysis of ammonia-borane. They provide an initial turnover frequency (TOF) value of 80 min(-1) in hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia-borane at room temperature. Moreover, the high stability of these ruthenium(0) nanoparticles makes them long-lived and reusable nanocatalysts for the hydrolysis of ammonia-borane. They provide 56,800 total turnovers and retain similar to 80% of their initial activity even at the fifth catalytic run in the hydrolysis of ammonia-borane at room temperature.

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F. DURAP, S. Caliskan, S. Özkar, K. Karakas, and M. Zahmakıran, “Dihydrogen Phosphate Stabilized Ruthenium(0) Nanoparticles: Efficient Nanocatalyst for The Hydrolysis of Ammonia-Borane at Room Temperature,” MATERIALS, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 4226–4238, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/47932.