Hydrogen release from liquid organic hydrogen carriers catalysed by platinum on rutile-anatase structured titania

P. T. Aakko-Saksa (Corresponding Author), M. Vehkamäki, M. Kemell, L. Keskiväli, P. Simell, M. Reinikainen, U. Tapper, T. Repo (Corresponding Author)

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A liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) is an interesting concept for hydrogen storage. We describe herein a new, active catalyst system for dehydrogenation of perhydrogenated dibenzyl toluene (H18-DBT), which is a promising LOHC candidate. Pt supported on a rutile-anatase form of titania was found to be more active than Pt supported on anatase-only titania, or on alumina, and almost equally active as Pt supported on carbon. Robust and durable metal oxide supports are preferred for catalysing reactions at high temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1660
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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