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A solvent-switched in situ confinement approach for immobilizing highly-active ultrafine palladium nanoparticles: boosting catalytic hydrogen evolution
- Zhu, Qi-Long, Song, Fu-Zhan, Wang, Qiu-Ju, Tsumori, Nobuko, Himeda, Yuichiro, Autrey, Tom, Xu, Qiang
- Journal of materials chemistry 2018 v.6 no.14 pp. 5544-5549
- carbon, catalytic activity, formic acid, hydrogen production, nanoparticles, nanopores, palladium
- A facile and effective solvent-switched in situ confinement approach (SSISCA) has been developed to immobilize ultrafine and clean Pd NPs of ∼1.75 nm into a nanoporous carbon support. The Pd NPs in situ confined within the carbon nanopores possess high catalytic activity and selectivity for hydrogen evolution from formic acid with a record-high TOF of 9110 h⁻¹ at 60 °C.