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Issue 3, 2019
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Base-free hydrogen generation from formaldehyde and water catalyzed by copper nanoparticles embedded on carbon sheets

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Abstract

Catalytic dehydrogenation from formaldehyde and water provides a promising pathway to produce renewable and clean energy hydrogen resources. Copper-based heterogeneous catalysts show promise to catalytically generate hydrogen from formaldehyde. However, these catalysts incompletely dehydrogenate formaldehyde into formic acid and hydrogen in the presence of a base, leading to only partial utilization of the carrier. Herein, we report a simple and facile synthesis of uniform Cu nanoparticles embedded on carbon sheets (Cu@CS), which enable hydrogen generation through complete dehydrogenation between formaldehyde and water in the absence of any additives under mild reaction conditions. The exceptional performance is linked to the unique embedded structure of the catalysts by confining Cu nanoparticles within carbon sheets as well as the strong interaction between Cu and the supports.

Graphical abstract: Base-free hydrogen generation from formaldehyde and water catalyzed by copper nanoparticles embedded on carbon sheets

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2018, accepted on 05 Jan 2019 and first published on 07 Jan 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CY02079E
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019,9, 783-788

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    Base-free hydrogen generation from formaldehyde and water catalyzed by copper nanoparticles embedded on carbon sheets

    X. Chen, H. Zhang, Z. Xia, S. Zhang and Y. Ma, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 783
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CY02079E

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