Polymer-immobilized palladium supported on TiO2 (Pd-PVB-TiO2) as highly active and reusable catalyst for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of unstirred ammonia-borane solution

Rakap M., Kalu E. E., ÖZKAR S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.36, no.2, pp.1448-1455, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.097
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1448-1455
  • Keywords: Palladium, Polymer-immobilized, Ammonia-borane, Hydrolysis, Hydrogen generation, Titanium dioxide, AQUEOUS-SOLUTION, DEHYDROGENATION, NANOCLUSTERS, EFFICIENT, STORAGE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Herein we report the preparation, characterization and the catalytic use of the polymer-immobilized palladium catalyst supported on TiO2 (Pd-PVB-TiO2) in the hydrolysis of unstirred ammonia-borane solution. The polymer-immobilized palladium catalyst is stable enough to be isolated as solid materials and characterized by XRD, SM, and EDX. The immobilized palladium catalyst supported on TiO2 is found highly active, isolable, and reusable in the hydrolysis of unstirred ammonia-borane even at low concentrations and temperature. The work reported here also includes the full experimental details for the collection of a wealth of kinetic data to determine the activation energy (E-a = 55.9 kJ/mol) and the effects of catalyst and substrate concentration on the rate for the hydrolysis of unstirred ammonia-borane solution. Maximum H-2 generation rate of similar to 642 mL H-2 min(-1) (g Pd)(-1) and similar to 4367 mL H-2 min(-1) (g Pd)(-1) was measured by the hydrolysis of AB at 25 degrees C and 55 +/- 0.5 degrees C, respectively. (C) 2010 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.