Hydrogen Production by Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid on Atomically Dispersed Gold on Ceria

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  • Nan Yi,

    1. Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155 (USA), Fax: (+1) 617-627-3391
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  • Prof. Howard Saltsburg,

    1. Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155 (USA), Fax: (+1) 617-627-3391
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  • Prof. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos

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    1. Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155 (USA), Fax: (+1) 617-627-3391
    • Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155 (USA), Fax: (+1) 617-627-3391
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Abstract

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Less is More: Atomically dispersed gold species catalyze the decomposition of formic acid through the dehydrogenation pathway at near-ambient temperatures. Gold on ceria is demonstrated to be an effective and stable catalyst. By using this catalyst, mechanistic insights are obtained that can lead to the use of trace amounts of gold to achieve robust and cost-effective catalysts.

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