Pd@Zn core-shell nanoparticles of controllable shell thickness for catalytic methanol production

Fenglin Liao, Xin Ping Wu, Jianwei Zheng, Meng Jung Li, Ziyan Zeng, Xinling Hong, Anna Kroner, Youzhu Yuan, Xue Qing Gong, Shik Chi Edman Tsang

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It is reported that well-dispersed core-shell Pd@Zn nanoparticles of controllable shell thickness can be synthesized from a Pd/CdSe-ZnO precursor in H2 without using a surfactant: the Pd ensembles on the material surface with electronic modulation by Zn atoms give a methanol turnover frequency (TOF) and selectivity of 3.3 × 10-1 s-1 and 80%, respectively, the yield of which is 2-fold the best reported value over other Pd-based catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7698-7702
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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