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Synthesis of Size-Controlled Ag@Co@Ni/Graphene Core-Shell Nanoparticles for the Catalytic Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane.
|Title||Synthesis of Size-Controlled Ag@Co@Ni/Graphene Core-Shell Nanoparticles for the Catalytic Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Qiu F, Li L, Liu G, Xu C, An C, Xu Y, Wang Y, Huang Y, Chen C, Wang Y, Jiao L, Yuan H|
|Journal||Chemistry, an Asian journal|
|Date Published||2013 Nov 22|
Size-controlled Ag0.04 @Co0.48 @Ni0.48 core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by employing graphene (rGO) with different reduction degrees as supports. The number of CO and CO functional groups on the surface of rGO might play a major role in controlling the particle size. The strong steric-hindrance effect of CO resulted in the growth of large particles, whereas CO contributed to the formation of small particles. The particle size of Ag0.04 @Co0.48 @Ni0.48 NPs supported on rGO with different reduction degrees decreased as the number of CO functional groups decreased. The decrease in the particle size probably led to the increase in the catalytic activity towards the hydrolysis of ammonia borane (AB). The enhanced catalytic activity largely stemmed from the increasing active sites on the surface of catalysts owing to the decreasing particle size.
|Alternate Journal||Chem Asian J|