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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 679526, 5 pages
Research Article

Ru Nanoparticles Supported on MIL-101 by Double Solvents Method as High-Performance Catalysts for Catalytic Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane

1College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong 266000, China
2College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong 266000, China

Received 10 July 2015; Accepted 10 August 2015

Academic Editor: Jijeesh R. Nair

Copyright © 2015 Tong Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Highly dispersed crystalline Ru nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully immobilized inside the pores of MIL-101 by a double solvents method (DSM). HRTEM clearly demonstrated the uniform distribution of the ultrafine Ru NPs throughout the interior cavities of MIL-101. The synthesized Ru@MIL-101 catalyst was also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption desorption, and ICP-AES. The catalytic test indicated that the Ru NPs supported MIL-101 material exhibited exceedingly high activity and excellent durability for hydrogen generation from the catalytic hydrolysis of amine boranes.