Ultrafine Ru nanoparticles in shape control hollow octahedron MOF derived cobalt oxide@carbon as high-efficiency catalysts for hydrolysis of ammonia borane

Samikannu Prabu, Madhan Vinu, Kung Yuh Chiang

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Abstract

Background: Evolving cost-effective and high-efficiency catalysts for efficient ammonia borane (AB) hydrolysis is highly desired but leftovers are a great challenge. Catalysis with high efficiency may be achieved by rationally modifying the intention and electronic state. Methods: The development of carbonized zeolite imidazole framework (ZIF-67) based Ru nanoparticles (NPs) dispersed Ru@Co3O4/NC-350 NPs catalyst composition was prepared for the carrier catalysts. The ZIF-67 was introduced with different calcination temperatures for the carbonized porous materials. Only the calcination temperature at 350 °C with Ru@Co3O4/NC-350 NPs shows the good ability in its catalytic activity. The addition of 3.0 wt.% Ru NPs into the hollow ZIF-67 porous metal-organic framework (MOF) yielded highly stable with good morphology and porous. Significant findings: Ru NPs dispersed on carbonized Co3O4/NC have a hollow porous structure with a convoluted nano restricted inner region between Co3O4 and NC, allowing for a large number of accessible active sites and easy mass transfer and controlling the carbonized temperature can change the composition of Co3O4/NC heterostructures. These hollow porous carbon materials show much higher turnover frequency during a very short time and also high stability after ten cycles for the AB hydrolysis. This carbonized sample of Ru@Co3O4/NC-350 NPs exhibited increased catalyst stability and materials reusability. There is particularly great potential for industrial application of this catalytic system in fuel cells, because of its simple preparation method, the use of relatively cheap metals, and its highly active catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104511
JournalJournal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume139
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Carbonized porous materials
  • Hollow zeolite imidazole framework
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Ru NPs
  • Ru@CoO/NC-350 catalyst

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