A mesoporous non-precious metal boride system: Synthesis of mesoporous cobalt boride by strictly controlled chemical reduction

Bo Jiang, Hui Song, Yunqing Kang, Shengyao Wang, Qi Wang, Xin Zhou, Kenya Kani, Yanna Guo, Jinhua Ye, Hexing Li, Yoshio Sakka, Joel Henzie, Yamauchi Yusuke

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Abstract

Generating high surface area mesoporous transition metal boride is interesting because the incorporation of boron atoms generates lattice distortions that lead to the formation of amorphous metal boride with unique properties in catalysis. Here we report the first synthesis of mesoporous cobalt boron amorphous alloy colloidal particles using a soft template-directed assembly approach. Dual reducing agents are used to precisely control the chemical reduction process of mesoporous cobalt boron nanospheres. The Earth-abundance of cobalt boride combined with the high surface area and mesoporous nanoarchitecture enables solar-energy efficient photothermal conversion of CO2 into CO compared to non-porous cobalt boron alloys and commercial cobalt catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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    Jiang, B., Song, H., Kang, Y., Wang, S., Wang, Q., Zhou, X., Kani, K., Guo, Y., Ye, J., Li, H., Sakka, Y., Henzie, J., & Yusuke, Y. (2020). A mesoporous non-precious metal boride system: Synthesis of mesoporous cobalt boride by strictly controlled chemical reduction. Chemical Science, 11(3), 791-796. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sc04498a