Magnetic, recyclable PtyCo1−y/Ti3C2X2 (X = O, F) catalyst: a facile synthesis and enhanced catalytic activity for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane
Exploring the applications of two dimensional layered Ti3C2X2 (X = OH, F) is of great importance because of its excellent physical and chemical properties. Herein, we report the synthesis of the bimetallic catalyst PtyCo1−y/Ti3C2X2via a facile one-pot approach using Ti3C2X2 as the support. The in situ synthesized PtyCo1−y/Ti3C2X2 is subsequently applied as a catalyst for hydrogen evolution from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane at 25 °C. Experimental results show that Pt0.08Co0.92/Ti3C2X2 exhibits excellent catalytic activity for the hydrolysis of ammonia borane with a high hydrogen generation rate of 100.7 L H2 (min gPt)−1 and turnover frequency of 727 mol H2 (min molPt)−1 because of the synergistic effect between Pt and Co. Moreover, Pt0.08Co0.92/Ti3C2X2 could be recovered from the reaction mixture by a magnet and recycled at least seven times, thus showing its high recycling efficiency.