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Ag/white graphene foam for catalytic oxidation of methanol with high efficiency and stability

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Abstract

Oxidation of methanol not only eliminates contamination due to typical volatile organic compounds (VOCs), but also provides clean energy. Here, we report Ag/white graphene foam to act as a catalyst for the oxidation reaction of methanol with both high conversion efficiency and high stability. The T50 and T95 of the Ag/white graphene foam catalyst are as low as 50 °C and 110 °C, almost half that of Ag/γ-Al2O3 catalysts. Furthermore, when the temperature was fixed at 100 °C, the 93% conversion efficiency of the Ag/white graphene foam was maintained with a fluctuation of less than 2% over 50 hours, while the conversion efficiency of Ag/γ-Al2O3 degraded sharply from 46% to 30%. Such outstanding catalytic performance of the Ag/white graphene foam is mainly attributed to the unique microstructure, especially the multi-level pores and few-layer atomically thin walls, which has been well confirmed by the SEM and TEM observations.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2014, accepted on 04 Feb 2015 and first published on 05 Feb 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA07053D
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Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 6679-6684
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    Ag/white graphene foam for catalytic oxidation of methanol with high efficiency and stability

    H. Zhao, J. Song, X. Song, Z. Yan and H. Zeng, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 6679
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA07053D

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