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Title: Incorporated nanoparticles in MOFs thin film for catalysis
Authors: Tan, Pei Ting.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Nanostructured materials
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Thin film MOF catalyst is not widely research on only until recent years. In this project, the focus of research will be to incorporate thin film MOF with a mixture of nanoparticles, Pt/Au and Pt/Cu2O to find out the best combination to achieve a novel catalyst. Au and Cu2O both act as sacrificial templates, they are embedded and etched off to create pores and increase the porosity of ZIF-8. However, Cu2O constantly aggregate and dispersed unevenly when embedded and the etching solution corrode both the Cu2O and ZIF-8. Therefore only Au and Pt nanoparticles are selected to be embedded on ZIF-8 for hydrogenation of hexene. Only samples with 5 cycles of nanoparticles displayed catalytic reaction mainly due to the small amount of Pt embedded and the low diffusion rate. Between Pt/ZIF-8 and porous Pt/ZIF-8, porous Pt/ZIF-8 displayed higher catalytic activity due to higher porosity.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MSE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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