Amine/hydrido bifunctional nanoporous silica with small metal nanoparticles made onsite: Efficient dehydrogenation catalyst

Yang Zhu, Takahiro Nakanishi, Kazuyoshi Kanamori, Kazuki Nakanishi, Shun Ichii, Kohji Iwaida, Yu Masui, Toshiyuki Kamei, Toyoshi Shimada, Akihito Kumamoto, Yumi H. Ikuhara, Mina Jeon, George Hasegawa, Tewodros Asefa, Masamoto Tafu, Chang Won Yoon

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Multifunctional catalysts are of great interest in catalysis because their multiple types of catalytic or functional groups can cooperatively promote catalytic transformations better than their constituents do individually. Herein we report a new synthetic route involving the surface functionalization of nanoporous silica with a rationally designed and synthesized dihydrosilane (3-aminopropylmethylsilane) that leads to the introduction of catalytically active grafted organoamine as well as single metal atoms and ultrasmall Pd or Ag-doped Pd nanoparticles via on-site reduction of metal ions. The resulting nanomaterials serve as highly effective bifunctional dehydrogenative catalysts for generation of H2 from formic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


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  • Materials Science(all)

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