Synthesis of Nickel Nanoparticles with N-Doped Graphene Shells for Catalytic Reduction Reactions

Sabine Pisiewicz, Dario Formenti, Annette Enrica Surkus, Marga Martina Pohl, Jörg Radnik, Kathrin Junge, Christoph Topf, Stephan Bachmann, Michelangelo Scalone, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The synthesis of novel nanoparticles is of general importance for the development of efficient heterogeneous catalysts. Herein, the preparation of carbon-supported nickel-based nanoparticles (NPs), modified by nitrogen-doped graphene layers, is reported for the first time. The resulting materials were characterized in detail by TEM, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), XRD, elemental analysis (EA), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), temperature-programmed reduction (TPR), BET, and Raman analysis. Initial catalytic tests revealed the potential of this class of compounds in hydrogenation reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalChemCatChem
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • graphene
  • heterogeneous catalyst
  • hydrogenation
  • nanoparticles
  • nickel

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