Rhodium(0), Ruthenium(0) and Palladium(0) nanoparticles supported on carbon-coated iron: Magnetically isolable and reusable catalysts for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

2021-04-01
Akbayrak, Serdar
ÇAKMAK, GÜLHAN
Öztürk, Tayfur
Özkar, Saim
We report the synthesis of magnetically isolable ruthenium(0), rhodium(0), and palladium(0) nanoparticles, supported on carbon-coated magnetic iron particles, and their employment as catalysts in hydrolysis of ammonia borane. Carbon-coated iron (C-Fe) particles are obtained by co-processing of iron powders with methane in a radio frequency thermal plasma reactor. The impregnation of ruthenium(III), rhodium(III) and palladium(II) ions on the carbon-coated iron particles followed by aqueous solution of sodium borohydride leads to the formation of respective metal(0) nanoparticles supported on carbon coated iron, M-0/C-Fe NP (M 1/4 Ru, Rh, and Pd) at room temperature. M-0/C-Fe NPs are characterized using the ICP-OES, XPS, TEM, and EDX techniques and tested as catalysts for hydrolysis of ammonia borane at 298 K. The results reveal that Rh-0/C-Fe, Ru-0/C-Fe, Pd-0/C-Fe catalysts provide turnover frequency of 83, 93, and 29 min(-1), respectively, in this industrially important reaction. More importantly, these magnetically separable metal(0) nanoparticles show very high reusability with no noticeable activity loss in subsequent runs of hydrolysis evolving 3.0 equivalent H-2 per mole of ammonia borane. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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S. Akbayrak, G. ÇAKMAK, T. Öztürk, and S. Özkar, “Rhodium(0), Ruthenium(0) and Palladium(0) nanoparticles supported on carbon-coated iron: Magnetically isolable and reusable catalysts for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane,” pp. 13548–13560, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/90026.