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Porous bimetallic Pt-Fe nanocatalysts for highly efficient hydrogenation of acetone

Yongjun Ji1Yuen Wu2( )Guofeng Zhao3Dingsheng Wang3Lei Liu3,4Wei He3,4Yadong Li1( )
Department of ChemistryTsinghua UniversityBeijing100084China
Center of Advanced Nanocatalysis (CAN-USTC) and Department of ChemistryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei230026China
Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijing100084China
School of MedicineTsinghua UniversityBeijing100084China
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Porous Pt-Fe bimetallic nanocrystals have been synthesized via self-assembly and can effectively facilitate the synthesis of 2-propanol from acetone. The bimetallic catalyst has three-dimensional channels and shows turnover frequencies (TOFs) of up to 972 h-1 for a continuous process more than 50 h. Preliminary mechanistic studies suggest that the high reactivity is related to the interface consisting of a bimetallic Pt-Fe alloy and Fe2O3-x. An understanding of real catalytic behavior and the catalytic mechanism based on model systems has been shown to help fabricate an improved Pt/Fe3O4 catalyst with increased activity and lifetime which has great potential for large-scale industrial applications.

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Cite this article:
Ji Y, Wu Y, Zhao G, et al. Porous bimetallic Pt-Fe nanocatalysts for highly efficient hydrogenation of acetone. Nano Research, 2015, 8(8): 2706-2713.






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Received: 25 February 2015
Revised: 30 March 2015
Accepted: 01 April 2015
Published: 29 August 2015
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