Hierarchical porous CuNi-based bimetal-organic frameworks as efficient catalysts for ammonia borane hydrolysis

Yong Ting Li, Sana Ullah, Zhuo Han, Xiu Cheng Zheng, Guang Ping Zheng

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Ammonia borane (NH3BH3, AB) hydrolysis is an effective strategy to utilize hydrogen energy. In this work, the hierarchical porous CuNi bimetal-organic frameworks (CuNi-MOFs) are fabricated through a facile solvothermal method and characterized by various techniques. The CuNi-MOFs display outstanding catalytic activity and remarkable durability for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of AB. The corresponding turnover frequency reaches 40.85 molH2 · molMetal−1 · min−1 and the apparent activation energy (28.99 kJ mol−1) is lower than those of many catalysts previously reported. The results verify the resultant CuNi-MOFs are promising for the hydrolysis of hydrogen storage materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106057
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 May 2020


  • Ammonia borane
  • CuNi-bimetal-organic frameworks
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Hydrolytic dehydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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