(166g) Cellulose Assisted Combustion Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Catalytic Applications

Kumar, A., Qatar University
Ashok, A., Qatar University
Matin, M. A., Qatar University
Tarlochan, F., Qatar University


nanoparticles were synthesized using a novel “Cellulose Assisted Combustion
Synthesis (CACS)” technique. In this technique, an aqueous solution of metal
nitrate and a reducing agent is impregnated on a thin cellulose paper as
depicted in figure below1. The paper is dried and
locally ignited at one end to start combustion reaction that is self-sustained
under optimum loading of reactive solution, continuously producing
nanoparticles. The thin film helps in generating a quenching effect and limits
nanoparticles sintering in post-combustion stages. This paper describes the
synthesis of Cu, Ni and Co based nanomaterials that are found to be active for
ethanol hydrogen production2. A detailed mechanistic
study of nanoparticle evolution during synthesis process was conducted along
with the reaction pathway analysis for hydrogen production from ethanol.
In-situ DRIFTS studies on the metal surfaces reveal the differences in their
catalytic performance and helps in explaining the observed product distribution2.    

Figure 1: Cellulose assisted combustion synthesis,
modified from Ref 1


1         A. Ashok, A. Kumar, R. R.
Bhosale, M. A. H. Saleh and L. J. P. van den Broeke, RSC Advances, 2015,
, 28703-28712.

2         A. Kumar, A. Ashok, R. R.
Bhosale, M. A. H. Saleh, F. A. Almomani, M. Al-Marri, M. M. Khader and F.
Tarlochan, Catal. Lett., 2016, 146, 778-787.


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