A combination of electroless plating and solgel methods as a novel technique for preparing a honeycomb-type-structured catalyst

Choji Fukuhara, Yudai Makiyama, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Ryo Watanabe

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A structured Ni/Al2O3 catalyst was prepared by combination of a solgel method for forming an oxide layer and electroless plating for depositing a metallic component on a stainless honeycomb fin. When using a sodium borohydride bath for the plating, the prepared catalyst indicated a high activity for methane-steam reforming, which was almost equal to the equilibrium, under severe conditions. The developed combination method is effective for preparing a structured catalyst and could be used to prepare other kinds of structured catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15


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