Highly dispersed Pt species anchored onto NH2-Ce-MOFs and their derived mesoporous catalysts for CO oxidation†
Simultaneously maximizing the dispersion of noble metals and demonstrating optimal activity are of significant importance for designing stable metal catalysts. In this study, highly dispersed ultrafine platinum (Pt) particles with a size of <1.5 nm anchored onto a mesoporous CeO2 structure have been synthesized by coordinating Pt ions with amino groups in NH2-Ce-MOFs, followed by high-temperature calcination. It was found that the presence of –NH2 groups in Ce-MOFs played a crucial role in anchoring Pt species with high dispersion on the MOF framework. Interestingly, the anchored Pt species were beneficial for the formation of Ce–Pt sites during the conversion from Ce-BDC to CeO2. As a result, the as-prepared catalysts held dense surface peroxo species, responsible for boosting CO oxidation at low temperatures.