Preparation of carbon-supported NiCo alloy nanoparticles and evaluation of their catalytic activity in the methanolysis of ammonia borane

Top T., Yurderi M., Bulut A., Karakoyun N., Ceylan E., Zahmakıran M.

Fuel, vol.341, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 341
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2023.127700
  • Journal Name: Fuel
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: NiCo nanoparticles, Methanolysis, Ammonia-borane, Carbon, Hydrogen generation
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Elsevier LtdThe present work reported the development of carbon-supported bimetallic NiCo nanoparticles for H2 production in the methanolysis of AB for electricity generation from fuel cells. It was investigated by powder X-ray diffraction (P-XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. The catalytic properties of the Ni0.19Co0.81/C catalyst were carefully evaluated in terms of catalytic performance, such as different temperatures, metal [NiCo] loadings, substrate [AB] concentrations, and recyclability in 10 runs. The resulting N0.19Co0.81/C catalyst exhibits good catalytic activity with a high initial TOF of 136.65 min−1 and activation energy of 33.38 kJ mol−1 for AB methanolysis. Moreover, in the recyclability test, the Ni0.19Co0.81/C catalyst maintained 95 % of its initial activity with 100 % conversion after ten runs.