We thank JSPS, AIST, and Kobe University for financial support. P.-Z. Li thanks JSPS for a fellowship (DC).
Highly Dispersed Surfactant-Free Nickel Nanoparticles and Their Remarkable Catalytic Activity in the Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane for Hydrogen Generation†
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 27, pages 6753–6756, July 2, 2012
How to Cite
Li, P.-Z., Aijaz, A. and Xu, Q. (2012), Highly Dispersed Surfactant-Free Nickel Nanoparticles and Their Remarkable Catalytic Activity in the Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane for Hydrogen Generation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 6753–6756. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202055
- Issue published online: 27 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAR 2012
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- supported catalysts
Highly active: Surfactant-free Ni nanocatalysts were highly dispersed into the nanoporous carbon support MSC-30 through a dry process, and the obtained Ni@MSC-30 catalyzed the generation of H2 from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane at room temperature (see picture). The improvement of the performance of surfactant-free non-noble metal nanocatalysts is a promising step toward the application of NH3BH3 as an applicable chemical hydrogen storage material.