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Synthesis of Ni3Si4O10(OH)2 Porous Microspheres as Support of Pd Catalyst for Hydrogenation Reaction

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Shandong 273165, China
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(7), 998;
Received: 3 June 2019 / Revised: 3 July 2019 / Accepted: 6 July 2019 / Published: 11 July 2019
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Nickel phyllosilicates have attracted much attention owing to their potential applications in various fields. Herein, Ni3Si4O10(OH)2 porous microspheres (NiSi-PMs) with a diameter of 1.2 to 3.2 μm were successfully fabricated via a urea-assisted hydrothermal method, and subsequently used to prepare supported Pd catalyst. Characterizations of the NiSi-PMs and the obtained catalyst, combined with the catalytic performance for the hydrogenation reaction, are presented and discussed. The BET surface area and pore volume of the NiSi-PMs were 196.2 m2 g−1 and 0.70 cm3 g−1, respectively. The Pd/NiSi-PMs catalyst exhibited remarkable catalytic activity for the hydrogenation of styrene under mild conditions, with a turnover frequency of 5234 h−1, and the catalyst was recovered and recycled for six consecutive cycles without any discernible loss of activity. H2-TPR and H2-TPD revealed that the activity of the catalysts was closely related to the adsorption property for hydrogen. The present Ni3Si4O10(OH)2 supported Pd catalyst afforded a promising and competitive candidate for heterogeneous catalysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel phyllosilicate; hydrothermal synthesis; supported catalyst; hydrogenation nickel phyllosilicate; hydrothermal synthesis; supported catalyst; hydrogenation

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Wang, T.; Liu, C.; Ma, X.; Zhu, W.; Lv, X.; Zhang, H. Synthesis of Ni3Si4O10(OH)2 Porous Microspheres as Support of Pd Catalyst for Hydrogenation Reaction. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 998.

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