Supported Single Fe Atoms Prepared via Atomic Layer Deposition for Catalytic Reactions
We report a general strategy to synthesize Fe single-atom catalysts (SACs) on various substrates (e.g., multiwalled carbon nanotubes, SiO2, and TiO2) with high Fe loading ( > 1.5 wt %) by atomic layer deposition (ALD) through optimization of ferrocene (Fe precursor) dose time. Fe/SiO2 and Fe/TiO2 SACs were used for CO oxidation reactions and catalytic degradation of a methylene blue (MB) solution, respectively. Compared with reported iron oxide catalysts, the efficiency of Fe/SiO2 for CO oxidation was more than 2 orders of magnitude higher than the reported values. The photocatalysis experiment demonstrated that TiO2 nanoparticles, deposited with two cycles of Fe ALD, showed the highest activity and had a more than 6-fold photocatalytic activity enhancement over pure TiO2 for the degradation of MB. This universal method, optimized Fe ALD, expands the potential applications of Fe SACs on different substrates.
X. Wang et al., "Supported Single Fe Atoms Prepared via Atomic Layer Deposition for Catalytic Reactions," ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 2867-2874, American Chemical Society (ACS), Feb 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.0c00146
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Atomic layer deposition; CO oxidation; Iron; Photocatalytic degradation; Single-atom catalyst
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24 Feb 2020