Tetraglyme-mediated synthesis of Pd nanoparticles for dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

Sung Kwan Kim, Tae Jin Kim, Tae Young Kim, Gaehang Lee, Joon T. Park, Suk Woo Nam, Sang Ook Kang

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Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) were conveniently prepared in tetraglyme (TG) solution using a variety of palladium precursors. At 140 °C, TG promoted Pd3(OAc)6 to produce irregular shaped PdNPs with an average size of 4 nm. When these PdNPs were re-dispersed in TG and used for the dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB) at 85 °C, remarkably enhanced catalytic performance was achieved to release 2.3 equiv. of H2 in 1 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2021-2023
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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