Synthesis and characterization of Pd doped MXene for hydrogen production from the hydrolysis of methylamine borane: Effect of cryogenic treatment

Karataş ., ÇETİN T., Akınay Y., Gülcan M.

Journal of the Energy Institute, vol.109, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joei.2023.101310
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Energy Institute
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, Environment Index, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Catalyst, Cryo-MXene, Hydrogen, Hydrolysis, Methylamine-borane, Nanoparticle
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a palladium-doped cryo-MXene catalyst was prepared by a wet impregnation method and its catalytic activity was studied using the hydrolysis of methylamine-borane. The palladium nanoparticles were doped on the surface of the MXene substrate by chemical reduction of Pd+2 and characterized by different analysis techniques. The prepared palladium-doped MXene phases were cryogenically treated with liquid nitrogen at −160 °C. The morphological and structural characterization of particles was performed using a field emission scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray diffraction machine with Cu Kα radiation. The surface and bonding types of particles were determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The palladium-doped cryo-MXene catalysts exhibited excellent catalytic performance in the hydrolysis of methylamine-borane with a turnover frequency (TOF) of 45.8 for 298 K. In addition, the palladium-doped cryo-MXene displayed good stability even after the five cycles.