One-pot synthesis of colloidally robust rhodium(0) nanoparticles and their catalytic activity in the dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane for chemical hydrogen storage


Ayvali T., Zahmakiran M., ÖZKAR S.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol.40, no.14, pp.3584-3591, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c0dt01633k
  • Title of Journal : DALTON TRANSACTIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3584-3591

Abstract

Rhodium(0) nanoparticles stabilized by tert-butylammonium octanoate were prepared reproducibly from the reduction of rhodium(II) octanoate with tert-butylamine-borane in toluene at room temperature and characterized by ICP-OES, TEM, HRTEM, STEM, EDX, XRD, XPS, FTIR, UV-vis, B-11, C-13 and H-1 NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. These new rhodium(0) nanoparticles show unprecedented catalytic activity, lifetime and reusability as a heterogeneous catalyst in room temperature dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane, which is under significant investigation as a potential hydrogen storage material.