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A comprehensive study on the synthesis, characterization and mathematical modeling of nanostructured Co-based catalysts using different support materials for AB hydrolysis

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The present work includes the synthesis of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), and Eupergit CM-supported Co-based nanoparticles (Co–Fe–B and Co–Mn–B), and the investigation of their hydrolytic efficiency in H2 generation from the catalytic hydrolysis of ammonia borane (NH3BH3). Among the supported catalysts, Co–Fe–B/Eupergit CM exhibited the highest H2 generation rate as 4539 mLmin−1gcatalyst−1 compared to Co–Fe–B/Al2O3 and Co–Fe–B/MWCNT, which exhibited 4373 mLmin−1gcatalyst−1 and 3294 mLmin−1gcatalyst−1, respectively. When Co–Mn–B/ Eupergit CM was used instead of Co–Fe–B/ Eupergit CM, a significant increase in the highest HGR (19.422 mLmin−1gcatalyst−1) was found. Moreover, turnover frequency (TOF) value was calculated as 318 h−1 and 646 h−1 for Co–Fe–B/Eupergit CM and Co–Mn–B/Eupergit CM, respectively.

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The authors express their gratitude, Prof. Dr. Can Özgür Çolpan (Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senem Karahan Gülbay (Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry) and PhD student Ceren Yüksel Alpaydın (Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering) for their comments improving the article and their contribution to the mathematical modeling section. The manuscript was written through contributions of all authors. All authors have given approval to the final version of the manuscript.

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Kazıcı, H.Ç., İzgi, M.S. & Şahin, Ö. A comprehensive study on the synthesis, characterization and mathematical modeling of nanostructured Co-based catalysts using different support materials for AB hydrolysis. Chem. Pap. 75, 2713–2725 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11696-021-01514-0

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