Sun D1, Mazumder V, Metin Ö, Sun S.
ACS Nano. 2011 Aug 23;5(8):6458-64. doi: 10.1021/nn2016666. Epub 2011 Jul 21.Monodisperse 8 nm CoPd nanoparticles (NPs) with controlled compositions were synthesized by the reduction of cobalt acetylacetonate and palladium bromide in the presence of oleylamine and trioctylphosphine. These NPs were active catalysts for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane (AB), and their activities were composition dependent. Among the 8 nm CoPd catalysts tested for the hydrolysis of AB, the Co(35)Pd(65) NPs exhibited the highest catalytic activity and durability. Read More