Well-Arranged and Confined Incorporation of PdCo Nanoparticles within a Hollow and Porous Metal–Organic Framework for Superior Catalytic Activity

Sora Choi, Moonhyun Oh

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A convenient method for the confined incorporation of highly active bimetallic PdCo nanocatalysts within a hollow and porous metal–organic framework (MOF) support is presented. Several chemical conversions occur simultaneously during the one-step low temperature pyrolysis of well-designed polystyrene@ZIF-67/Pd 2+ core–shell microspheres, where ZIF (zeolitic imidazolate framework) is a subclass of MOF: the polystyrene core is removed, resulting in a beneficial hollow and porous ZIF support; the ZIF-67 shell acts as a well-defined porous support and as a felicitous Co 2+ supplier for metal nanoparticle formation; and Pd 2+ and Co 2+ are reduced to form catalytically active bimetallic PdCo nanoparticles in the well-defined micropores, inducing the confined growth of PdCo nanoparticles with excellent dispersity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-871
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 14


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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