Reverse microemulsion prepared Ni–Pt catalysts for methane cracking to produce COx-free hydrogen

Abstract
A monodispersed 15 nm Ni9Pt1 catalyst synthesized via a reverse microemulsion method, shows a lower activation energy than both Ni and Pt catalysts during the methane cracking reaction. Thanks to the synergic effect of Ni–Pt alloy, this catalyst presents a stable H2 formation rate at 700 °C, and forms carbon nanotubes, anchoring the catalyst particles on top.

Citation
Zhou L, Harb M, Enakonda LR, AlMana N, Hedhili MN, et al. (2017) Reverse microemulsion prepared Ni–Pt catalysts for methane cracking to produce COx-free hydrogen. RSC Adv 7: 43546–43550. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ra08682b.

Acknowledgements
We thank KAUST and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21403108) for the financial support.

Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Journal
RSC Advances

DOI
10.1039/c7ra08682b

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