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Hydrogen from Formic Acid via Its Selective Disproportionation over Nanodomain-Modified Zeolites

Date

2015

Authors

Amos, Ruth
Easton, Christopher
Heinroth, Falk
Chan, Bun
Ward, Antony J.
Zheng, Sisi
Haynes, Brian S.
Masters, Anthony Frederick
Maschmeyer, Thomas
Radom, Leo

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American Chemical Society

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Sodium germanate is a nontransition-metal catalyst that is active in the selective dehydrogenation of formic acid. However, bulk sodium germanate has a very low surface area, limiting the availability of the germanate sites for catalysis. The dispersion of germanate in the zeolite ZSM-5 has been investigated both computationally and experimentally as a method for the provision of greater surface area and, therefore, higher activity per germanate site. Nanodomain islets of germanate dispersed in the germanium ZSM-5 zeolite invert selectivity from dehydration (in ZSM-5) to dehydrogenation of formic acid, potentially making Na-Ge-ZSM-5 a cost-effective catalyst for releasing hydrogen from formic acid.

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ACS Catalyisis

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DOI

10.1021/cs501677b

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2037-12-31