Understanding the Enhanced Catalytic Performance of Ultrafine Transition Metal Nanoparticles–Graphene Composites

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/577339
Title:
Understanding the Enhanced Catalytic Performance of Ultrafine Transition Metal Nanoparticles–Graphene Composites
Authors:
Liu, Xin; Meng, Changgong; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 )
Abstract:
Catalysis, as the key to minimize the energy requirement and environmental impact of today's chemical industry, plays a vital role in many fields directly related to our daily life and economy, including energy generation, environment control, manufacture of chemicals, medicine synthesis, etc. Rational design and fabrication of highly efficient catalysts have become the ultimate goal of today's catalysis research. For the purpose of handling and product separation, heterogeneous catalysts are highly preferred for industrial applications and a large part of which are the composites of transition metal nanoparticles (TMNPs). With the fast development of nanoscience and nanotechnology and assisted with theoretical investigations, basic understanding on tailoring the electronic structure of these nanocomposites has been gained, mainly by precise control of the composition, morphology, interfacial structure and electronic states. With the rise of graphene, chemical routes to prepare graphene were developed and various graphene-based composites were fabricated. Transition metal nanoparticles-reduced graphene oxide (TMNPs–rGO) composites have attracted considerable attention, because of their intriguing catalytic performance which have been extensively explored for energy- and environment-related applications to date. This review summarizes our recent experimental and theoretical efforts on understanding the superior catalytic performance of subnanosized TMNPs–rGO composites.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Understanding the Enhanced Catalytic Performance of Ultrafine Transition Metal Nanoparticles–Graphene Composites 2015:1540002 Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials
Publisher:
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Journal:
Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials
Issue Date:
11-Aug-2015
DOI:
10.1142/S225123731540002X
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2251-2373; 2251-2381
Additional Links:
http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S225123731540002X
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Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xinen
dc.contributor.authorMeng, Changgongen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-15T13:45:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-15T13:45:15Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08-11en
dc.identifier.citationUnderstanding the Enhanced Catalytic Performance of Ultrafine Transition Metal Nanoparticles–Graphene Composites 2015:1540002 Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materialsen
dc.identifier.issn2251-2373en
dc.identifier.issn2251-2381en
dc.identifier.doi10.1142/S225123731540002Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/577339en
dc.description.abstractCatalysis, as the key to minimize the energy requirement and environmental impact of today's chemical industry, plays a vital role in many fields directly related to our daily life and economy, including energy generation, environment control, manufacture of chemicals, medicine synthesis, etc. Rational design and fabrication of highly efficient catalysts have become the ultimate goal of today's catalysis research. For the purpose of handling and product separation, heterogeneous catalysts are highly preferred for industrial applications and a large part of which are the composites of transition metal nanoparticles (TMNPs). With the fast development of nanoscience and nanotechnology and assisted with theoretical investigations, basic understanding on tailoring the electronic structure of these nanocomposites has been gained, mainly by precise control of the composition, morphology, interfacial structure and electronic states. With the rise of graphene, chemical routes to prepare graphene were developed and various graphene-based composites were fabricated. Transition metal nanoparticles-reduced graphene oxide (TMNPs–rGO) composites have attracted considerable attention, because of their intriguing catalytic performance which have been extensively explored for energy- and environment-related applications to date. This review summarizes our recent experimental and theoretical efforts on understanding the superior catalytic performance of subnanosized TMNPs–rGO composites.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Pub Co Pte Lten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S225123731540002Xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials. Electronic version of an article published as Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials, 2015. 10.1142/S225123731540002X © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S225123731540002Xen
dc.subjectGrapheneen
dc.subjectreduced graphene oxideen
dc.subjectdefectsen
dc.subjectnanocompositesen
dc.subjectnanoparticlesen
dc.subjectreactivityen
dc.subjectmeta-support interactionen
dc.titleUnderstanding the Enhanced Catalytic Performance of Ultrafine Transition Metal Nanoparticles–Graphene Compositesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Molecular and Engineering Materialsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, P. R. Chinaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorLiu, Xinen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
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