Synthesis of amorphous Pd-based nanocatalysts for efficient alcoholysis of styrene oxide and electrochemical hydrogen evolution

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Author(s)

  • Yiyao Ge
  • Jingjie Ge
  • Guigao Liu
  • Xiang-Huan Shan
  • Lu Ma
  • Bo Chen
  • Guanghua Liu
  • Songmo Du
  • An Zhang
  • Hongfei Cheng
  • Qinbai Yun
  • Kuo Yuan
  • Qinxin Luo
  • Zhichuan J. Xu
  • Yonghua Du
  • Hua Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4650–4655
Journal / PublicationNano Research
Volume16
Issue number4
Online published13 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Abstract

Amorphous nanomaterials with long-range disordered structures could possess distinct properties and promising applications, especially in catalysis, as compared with their conventional crystalline counterparts. It is imperative to achieve the controlled preparation of amorphous noble metal-based nanomaterials for the exploration of their phase-dependent applications. Here, we report a facile wet-chemical reduction strategy to synthesize various amorphous multimetallic Pd-based nanomaterials, including PdRu, PdRh, and PdRuRh. The phase-dependent catalytic performances of distinct Pd-based nanomaterials towards diverse catalytic applications have been demonstrated. Specifically, the usage of PdRu nanocatalysts with amorphous and crystalline face-centered cubic (fcc) phases can efficiently switch the ring-opening route of styrene oxide to obtain different products with high selectivity through alcoholysis reaction and hydrogenation reaction, respectively. Moreover, when used as an electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), the synthesized amorphous PdRh nanocatalyst exhibits low overpotential and high turnover frequency values, outperforming its crystalline fcc counterpart and most of the reported Pd-based HER electrocatalysts. © Tsinghua University Press 2022

Research Area(s)

  • amorphous nanomaterials, electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Pd-based nanocatalysts, phase engineering of nanomaterials, ring-opening reaction of styrene oxide

Citation Format(s)

Synthesis of amorphous Pd-based nanocatalysts for efficient alcoholysis of styrene oxide and electrochemical hydrogen evolution. / Ge, Yiyao; Ge, Jingjie; Huang, Biao et al.
In: Nano Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, 04.2023, p. 4650–4655.

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