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Title: Taming interfacial electronic properties of platinum nanoparticles on vacancy-abundant boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced catalysis

Abstract

Taming interfacial electronic effects on Pt nanoparticles modulated by their concomitants has emerged as an intriguing approach to optimize Pt catalytic performance. Here, we report Pt nanoparticles assembled on vacancy-abundant hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets and their use as a model catalyst to embrace an interfacial electronic effect on Pt induced by the nanosheets with N-vacancies and B-vacancies for superior CO oxidation catalysis. Experimental results indicate that strong interaction exists between Pt and the vacancies. Bader charge analysis shows that with Pt on B-vacancies, the nanosheets serve as a Lewis acid to accept electrons from Pt, and on the contrary, when Pt sits on N-vacancies, the nanosheets act as a Lewis base for donating electrons to Pt. The overall-electronic effect demonstrates an electron-rich feature of Pt after assembling on hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets. Such an interfacial electronic effect makes Pt favour the adsorption of O 2, alleviating CO poisoning and promoting the catalysis.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [2];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Jiangsu Univ, Zhenjiang (China); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States)
  4. Jiangsu Univ, Zhenjiang (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1376538
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 15291; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; catalyst synthesis; heterogeneous catalysts; nanoparticles; two-dimensional materials

Citation Formats

Zhu, Wenshuai, Wu, Zili, Foo, Guo Shiou, Gao, Xiang, Zhou, Mingxia, Liu, Bin, Veith, Gabriel M., Wu, Peiwen, Browning, Katie L., Lee, Ho Nyung, Li, Huaming, Dai, Sheng, and Zhu, Huiyuan. Taming interfacial electronic properties of platinum nanoparticles on vacancy-abundant boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced catalysis. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms15291.
Zhu, Wenshuai, Wu, Zili, Foo, Guo Shiou, Gao, Xiang, Zhou, Mingxia, Liu, Bin, Veith, Gabriel M., Wu, Peiwen, Browning, Katie L., Lee, Ho Nyung, Li, Huaming, Dai, Sheng, & Zhu, Huiyuan. Taming interfacial electronic properties of platinum nanoparticles on vacancy-abundant boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced catalysis. United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms15291.
Zhu, Wenshuai, Wu, Zili, Foo, Guo Shiou, Gao, Xiang, Zhou, Mingxia, Liu, Bin, Veith, Gabriel M., Wu, Peiwen, Browning, Katie L., Lee, Ho Nyung, Li, Huaming, Dai, Sheng, and Zhu, Huiyuan. Fri . "Taming interfacial electronic properties of platinum nanoparticles on vacancy-abundant boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced catalysis". United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms15291. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376538.
@article{osti_1376538,
title = {Taming interfacial electronic properties of platinum nanoparticles on vacancy-abundant boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced catalysis},
author = {Zhu, Wenshuai and Wu, Zili and Foo, Guo Shiou and Gao, Xiang and Zhou, Mingxia and Liu, Bin and Veith, Gabriel M. and Wu, Peiwen and Browning, Katie L. and Lee, Ho Nyung and Li, Huaming and Dai, Sheng and Zhu, Huiyuan},
abstractNote = {Taming interfacial electronic effects on Pt nanoparticles modulated by their concomitants has emerged as an intriguing approach to optimize Pt catalytic performance. Here, we report Pt nanoparticles assembled on vacancy-abundant hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets and their use as a model catalyst to embrace an interfacial electronic effect on Pt induced by the nanosheets with N-vacancies and B-vacancies for superior CO oxidation catalysis. Experimental results indicate that strong interaction exists between Pt and the vacancies. Bader charge analysis shows that with Pt on B-vacancies, the nanosheets serve as a Lewis acid to accept electrons from Pt, and on the contrary, when Pt sits on N-vacancies, the nanosheets act as a Lewis base for donating electrons to Pt. The overall-electronic effect demonstrates an electron-rich feature of Pt after assembling on hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets. Such an interfacial electronic effect makes Pt favour the adsorption of O2, alleviating CO poisoning and promoting the catalysis.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms15291},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 15291,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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