Nano Research

, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1233–1241

One-step synthesis of magnetically recyclable Au/Co/Fe triple-layered core-shell nanoparticles as highly efficient catalysts for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

  • Kengo Aranishi
  • Hai-Long Jiang
  • Tomoki Akita
  • Masatake Haruta
  • Qiang Xu
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-011-0174-1

Cite this article as:
Aranishi, K., Jiang, HL., Akita, T. et al. Nano Res. (2011) 4: 1233. doi:10.1007/s12274-011-0174-1

Abstract

Magnetically recyclable Au/Co/Fe core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) have been successfully synthesized via a one-step in situ procedure. Transmission electron microscope (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic (EDS), and electron energy-loss spectroscopic (EELS) measurements revealed that the trimetallic Au/Co/Fe NPs have a triple-layered core-shell structure composed of a Au core, a Co-rich inter-layer, and a Fe-rich shell. The Au/Co/Fe core-shell NPs exhibit much higher catalytic activities for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (NH3BH3, AB) than the monometallic (Au, Co, Fe) or bimetallic (AuCo, AuFe, CoFe) counterparts. https://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1007%2Fs12274-011-0174-1/MediaObjects/12274_2011_174_Fig1_HTML.gif

Keywords

Triple-layeredcore-shell nanoparticlesheterogeneous catalysisammonia boranehydrogen generation

Supplementary material

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© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kengo Aranishi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hai-Long Jiang
    • 1
  • Tomoki Akita
    • 1
    • 4
  • Masatake Haruta
    • 3
    • 4
  • Qiang Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Ikeda, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EngineeringKobe UniversityNada Ku, Kobe, HyogoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Urban Environmental SciencesTokyo Metropolitan UniversityMinami-Osawa, Hachioji, TokyoJapan
  4. 4.Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST)Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)Kawaguchi, SaitamaJapan