Microwave one-pot synthesis of CNT-supported amorphous Ni-P alloy nanoparticles with enhanced hydrogenation performance

Yunqing Kang, Haoran Du, Bo Jiang*, Hui Li, Yanna Guo, Mohammed A. Amin, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Toru Asahi, Hexing Li, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Abstract

Supported amorphous alloy catalysts have received wide attention due to their unique structural and electronic properties, high catalytic activity, and thermal stability. In this work, a carbon nanotube (CNT)-supported amorphous Ni-P alloy nanoparticles (NPs) catalyst, referred to as Ni-P/CNTs-MA, is synthesized using a simple one-pot microwave-assisted approach. The prepared Ni-P/CNTs-MA catalyst displays smaller Ni-P NPs, higher metal dispersion and stronger metal-support interactions than the reference catalyst prepared by the traditional water bath heating method (Ni-P/CNTs-WB). The resulting Ni-P/CNTs-MA catalyst exhibits enhanced catalytic activity for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes compared to the Ni-P/CNTs-WB catalyst. The Ni-P/CNTs-MA catalyst also exhibits improved thermal stability and catalytic durability, probably due to the strong interaction between the Ni-P NPs and CNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6560-6568
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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