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PtNi bimetallic structure supported on UiO-67 metal-organic framework (MOF) during CO oxidation

Vakili, R., Slater, T.J.A. ORCID:, Hardacre, C., Walton, A.S. and Fan, X. 2020. PtNi bimetallic structure supported on UiO-67 metal-organic framework (MOF) during CO oxidation. Journal of Catalysis 391 , pp. 522-529. 10.1016/j.jcat.2020.09.013

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Supported bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) are promising catalysts, but study on their compositional and structural changes under reaction conditions remains a challenge. In this work, the structure of PtNi BNPs supported on UiO-67 metal–organic framework (MOF) catalyst (i.e., PtNi@UiO-67) was investigated by in situ by near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (NAP-XPS). The results showed differences in the reduction behaviour of Ni species in PtNi BNPs and monometallic Ni supported on UiO-67 catalysts (i.e., PtNi@UiO-67 and Ni@UiO-67), suggesting charge transfer between metallic Pt and Ni oxides in PtNi@UiO-67. Under CO oxidation conditions, Ni oxides segregated to the outer surface of the BNPs forming a thin layer of NiOx on top of the metallic Pt (i.e., a NiOx-on-Pt structure). This resulted in a core-shell structure which was confirmed by high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (HR-STEM). Accordingly, the layer of NiOx on PtNi BNPs, which is stabilised by charge transfer from metallic Pt, was proposed as the possible active phase for CO oxidation, being responsible for the enhanced catalytic activity observed in the bimetallic PtNi@UiO-67 catalyst.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0021-9517
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 14 September 2020
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 19:05

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