Reverse microemulsion prepared Ni–Pt catalysts for methane cracking to produce COx-free hydrogen

Lu Zhou, Moussab Harb, Linga Enakonda, Noor Al Mana, Mohamed N. Hedhili, Jean-Marie Basset

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A monodispersed 15 nm Ni9Pt1 catalyst synthesized via a reverse microemulsion method, shows a lower activation energy than both Ni and Pt catalysts during the methane cracking reaction. Thanks to the synergic effect of Ni–Pt alloy, this catalyst presents a stable H2 formation rate at 700 °C, and forms carbon nanotubes, anchoring the catalyst particles on top.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43546-43550
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Adv.
Issue number69
StatePublished - Sep 8 2017

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