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A facile synthesis of nearly monodisperse ruthenium nanoparticles and their catalysis in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane for chemical hydrogen storage

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A facile synthesis of nearly monodisperse ruthenium nanoparticles and their catalysis in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane for chemical hydrogen storage
Abstract

A facile method for the preparation of nearly monodisperse Ru nanoparticles (NPs) and their record catalytic activity in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB) for chemical hydrogen storage are reported herein. Ru NPs were prepared by a novel protocol comprising the thermal decomposition and concomitant reduction of ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate (Ru(acac)3) in the presence of oleylamine (OAm) and benzylether (BE). In the protocol, OAm served as both a stabilizer and reducing agent and BE used as a solvent. Ru NPs were supported on aluminum oxide nanopowder (Ru@Al2O3) via a simple liquid impregnation method before their use as catalyst for the dehydrogenation of AB in water. Without any special treatment to remove the surfactants, Ru@Al2O3 showed high catalytic activity in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of AB providing an initial turnover frequency (TOF) of 39.6 mol H2 (mol Ru min)−1. Their catalytic performance was further enhanced dramatically by the acetic acid treatment and the initial TOF value is increased to 83.3 mol H2 (mol Ru min)−1 that is the highest among the reusable Ru catalysts and even higher than Pt-based catalysts tested in the hydrolysis of AB. Additionally, the work reported here includes a wealth of kinetic data to determine the rate law and apparent activation parameters for the catalytic dehydrogenation of AB in water.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► A facile and novel method for preparation of nearly monodisperse Ru nanoparticles. ► Highly active heterogeneous Ru nanocatalyst for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of H3NBH3. ► The record TOF value of 83.3 min−1 that is even higher than Pt-based catalyst. ► The rate law and apparent activation parameters for the catalytic dehydrogenation of AB in water.

Keywords
Ruthenium nanoparticles; Al2O3 nanopowder; Heterogeneous catalyst; Dehydrogenation; Ammonia borane
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 125, 21 August 2012, Pages 304–310
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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