Collagen-graphene oxide magnetic hybrids anchoring Pd(0) catalysts for efficient H2 generation from ammonia borane

Hang Jia, Sai Liu, Guang Ping Zheng, Xiu Cheng Zheng, Xiao Ying Wang, Pu Liu

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Because of the rapid development in the utilization hydrogen energy, various hydrogen storage techniques have attracted much attention. Among them, the hydrolysis of ammonia borane (NH3BH3, AB) over high-efficient and low-cost catalysts is one of the most interesting pathways. In this work, the magnetic collagen powder-graphene oxide hybrids (CGP-GO-Fe3O4) are synthesized by a facile self-assembly method combined with co-precipitation synthesis routes. Then, the hybrids are employed to immobilize palladium nanoparticles with an in-situ reduction strategy. The as-prepared Pd/CGP-GO-Fe3O4 catalysts exhibit good catalytic activity and excellent recyclability for H2 generation from AB. Under the present reaction conditions, the activation energy and turnover frequency for the hydrolysis of AB are 36.5 kJ mol−1 and 27.4 molH2 ·molPd −1·min−1, respectively. In addition, the hydrolysis reaction is found to be of 0.93 and 0.40 orders with respect to the palladium and AB concentrations, respectively. The results demonstrate that Pd/CGP-GO-Fe3O4 could be efficiently applied in the utilization of hydrogen energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27022-27029
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2019


  • Ammonia borane
  • Collagen
  • Graphene oxide
  • Hydrolysis
  • Magnetic catalyst
  • Palladium nanoparticle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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