Pd supported on carbon nitride boosts the direct hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Arrigo, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2877-8733, Schuster, ME, Abate, S, Giorgianni, G, Centi, G, Perathoner, S, Wrabetz, S, Pfeifer, V, Antonietti, M and Schlögl, R 2016, 'Pd supported on carbon nitride boosts the direct hydrogen peroxide synthesis' , ACS Catalysis, 6 (10) , pp. 6959-6966.

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Herein, the development of an improved Pd on carbon nitride catalyst for direct H2O2 synthesis from the elements is reported. Microcalorimetric CO chemisorption is used to characterize the chemical speciation of the Pd-selective and -unselective sites. Selectivity trends among the samples suggest that a bare metal surface with a differential heat of CO chemisorption ranging between 140 and 120 kJ mol−1 is responsible for the total O2 hydrogenation, while a maximum threshold value of differential heat of CO chemisorption of approximately 70 kJ mol−1 is necessary for the partial hydrogenation of O2 to H2O2. Such a low differential heat of CO chemisorption indicates a low exposed metallic Pd surface subjected to electron withdrawal from the surrounding ligands: i.e., the N functional groups on the carbon support. With respect to N-containing carbon nanotubes, carbon nitrides provide the following: a higher concentration of N sites, a flexible network of π-conjugated polymeric subunits with sp3 linking subunits, and a flakelike morphology with high exposure of reactive C edge terminations. This results in a more effective kinetic stabilization of the electronically modified Pd species.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: ACS Catalysis
Publisher: ACS Publications
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Depositing User: Dr R Arrigo
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 12:55
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:54
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49122

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