Nanocable catalysts MTe (M = Pt, PtCu)@UIO-67 for CO2 conversion

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  • ReceivedOct 24, 2019
  • AcceptedJan 21, 2020
  • PublishedMar 3, 2020


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the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21371058)


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21371058).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Zhang H performed the experiments, analyzed the data and wrote the draft of manuscript under the guidance of Xu H; Li Y, Pan X and Li L provided some suggestions.

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Huaqian Zhang is a master candidate at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). Her current research interest focuses on the synthesis of functional nanomaterials and CO2 conversion.

Haitao Xu obtained his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1999 and 2002, respectively. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Tsinghua University, he became an associate professor at Tongji University in 2005. He studied in Kyushu University as a JSPS fellow in 2007. He moved to ECUST in 2009. His research focuses on multi-function materials, metal-organic frameworks, nanocatalyst, adsorption/separation, and CO2 conversion.


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  • Figure 1

    Synthetic route to the nanocable catalysts NWs@MOF and subsequent application of the catalysts for the CO2 RWGS reaction.

  • Figure 2

    TEM (a–e, g, h) and FESEM (f, i) images. (a) Te NWs, (b) UIO-67, (c) Te@UIO-67 (d) Pt99Te1 NWs, (e, f) Pt99Te1@UIO-67, (g) Pt81Cu18Te1 NWs, (h, i) Pt81Cu18Te1@UIO-67.

  • Figure 3

    HAADF-STEM images of PtCuTe@UIO-67. (a) STEM image, (b) HAADF-STEM image, (d–i) EDX elemental mapping image, (c) select region for line-scan EDX, (j–n) corresponding line-scan EDX spectra.

  • Figure 4

    Catalysis results for the RWGS reaction. CO2 conversion and CO selectivity of the catalysts at 400°C, 2 MPa, H2:CO2 = 3:1, and 24,000 mL h−1 g−1 space velocity (left abscissa; orange, red, and black columns). CO2 conversion and CO selectivity under different reaction conditions for a Pt99Te1@UIO-67 catalyst at 24,000 mL h−1 g−1 space velocity (right abscissa): 2 MPa, H2:CO2 = 3:1 (green columns); 400°C, H2:CO2 = 3:1 (blue columns); 400°C, 2 MPa (deep red columns).


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