Monodisperse Ru-Rh bimetallic nanocatalyst as highly efficient catalysts for hydrogen generation from hydrolytic dehydrogenation of methylamine-borane

Tacyildiz S., Demirkan B., Karataş Y. , Gülcan M. , ŞEN F.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, cilt.285, ss.1-8, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 285
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.04.019
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-8


In this study, the polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) stabilized Ru and Rh (Ru-Rh@PVP) nanocatalyst was prepared using the precursor materials of Ru, Rh and also PVP as a polymeric material, characterized and its catalytic activity was investigated by using in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of methylamine-borane (MeAB) at room temperature. The structural and morphological properties of the Ru-Rh@PVP nanocatalyst was examined by using analytical techniques such as TEM/EELS, HRTEM, XPS, P-XRD and UV-Vis spectra. These analytical techniques revealed that Ru-Rh based nanoparticles were well distributed on the PVP with a particle size of 3.42 +/- 0.33 nm. The preparation of catalyst was done according to alcohol reduction technique and then prepared Ru-Rh@PVP nanocatalyst was tested in the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of methylamine-borane at various MeAB-Ru-Rh@PVP concentrations, temperatures and reusability performance at room temperature. The one of the best TOF (initial turnover frequency) and E-a (activation energy) values were found to be 206.2 min(-1) and 43.5 kJ/mol, respectively. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.