Polypyrrole-multi walled carbon nanotube hybrid material supported Pt NPs for hydrogen evolution from the hydrolysis of MeAB at mild conditions

Karataş Y., Kuyuldar E., Acidereli H., Gülcan M., ŞEN F.

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol.9, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41598-019-55030-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Herein, we report a facile method for the preparation of polypyrrole-multi walled carbon nanotube hybrid material including Pt nanoparticles (Pt@PPy-MWCNT NPs) and the use in methylamine borane (MeAB) for hydrolysis reaction at mild conditions. The prepared catalyst of Pt@PPy-MWCNT NPs was characterized by some advanced analytical methods. The catalytic experiments showed the Pt@PPy-MWCNT NPs can catalyze MeAB in aquatic solution with high catalytical performance at mild conditions. The reaction rate of catalytic hydrolysis with Pt@PPy-MWCNT NPs was found to be -d[CH3NH2BH3]/dt = + d[H-2]/3dt = kobs[Pt@PPy-MWCNT](1.19) [MeAB](0.88). The TOF value for the hydrolysis of MeAB catalyzed with Pt@PPy-MWCNT NPs was detected to be 10234.2 1/h (170.57 1/min) which is very high compared with TOF values found for other catalysts. Enthalpy, entropy and activation energy for the hydrolysis of MeAB were calculated to be 31.57 kJ mol(-1), -119.97 J mol(-1) K and 34.27 kJ mol(-1), respectively.