Amylamine stabilized platinum(0) nanoparticles: active and reusable nanocatalyst in the room temperature dehydrogenation of dimethylamine-borane

Sen F., Karataş Y., Gülcan M., Zahmakıran M.

RSC ADVANCES, vol.4, no.4, pp.1526-1531, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c3ra43701a
  • Journal Name: RSC ADVANCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1526-1531
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Herein, we report the preparation and characterization of platinum(0) nanoparticles stabilized by amylamine (C5H11NH2) ligands plus their catalytic use in the room temperature dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane ((CH3)(2)NHBH3), which has attracted recent attention as a promising solid hydrogen storage material. Amylamine stabilized platinum(0) nanoparticles were reproducibly generated by an ethanol-superhydride reduction method and their preliminary characterization was done by ICP-OES, XRD, ATR-IR, TEM, HRTEM, and XPS spectroscopies. The sum of their results shows the formation of highly crystalline and colloidally stable platinum(0) nanoparticles. The catalytic performance of these new platinum(0) nanoparticles in terms of activity, isolability and reusability was investigated in the catalytic dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane, in which they were found to be active and reusable heterogeneous catalysts even at room temperature.