B1 – Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Oxide Supports with Anisotropic Shape


Project B1 aims at the synthesis and characterization of metal oxide supports (CeO2, Al2O3, TiO2) with anisotropic shape. This includes materials with well-faceted crystal surfaces (e.g. tetrahedra, octahedra, cubes) and those with high surface area (nanoplates, nanorods, nanotubes, hollow nanospheres) as well as the thermal, structural and chemical stability of composite catalysts (i.e. metal oxide support with deposited Pt/Pd) under transient conditions. Electron microscopy and electron spectroscopy (e.g. electron energy loss spectroscopy, tomography, pair-distribution analysis) will be used to characterize the 2D/3D morphology, the local oxidation state and the metal-support interaction.

Project-related publications by participating researchers

Prof. Dr. Claus Feldmann

S. Wolf, C. Feldmann, Microemulsions: Options to expand the synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15728-15752

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201604263

Y.-C. Chen, Y.-G. Lin, L.-C. Hsu, A. Tarasov, P.-T. Chen, M. Hayashi, J. Ungelenk, Y.-K. Hsu, C. Feldmann, ß-SnWO4 photocatalyst with controlled morphological transition of cubes to spikecubes, ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 2357-2367

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02444

Y.-C. Chen, Y.-K. Hsu, R. Popescu, D. Gerthsen, Y.-G. Lin, C. Feldmann, Au@Nb@HxK1-xNbO3nanopeapods with near-infrared active plasmonic hot-electron injection for water splitting, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02676-w

E. Ogel, S. A. Müller, A. Sackmann, F. Gyger, P. Bockstaller, E. Brose, M. Casapu, L. Schöttner, D. Gerthsen, C. Feldmann, J.-D. Grunwaldt, Comparison of catalytic performance and CO-sensing behavior of Pd-SnO2 core@shell nanocomposites, ChemCatChem2017, 9, 407

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201601132

A. Egeberg, C. Dietrich, C. Kind, R. Popescu, D. Gerthsen, S. Behrens, C. Feldmann, Bimetallic NiIr4and NiOs4 alloy nanoparticles and their catalytic performance in hydrogenation reactions, ChemCatChem2017, 9, 3534

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700168

Prof. Dr. Christian Kübel

W. Wang, A. Svidrytski, D. Wang, A. Villa, H. Hahn, U. Tallarek, C. Kübel, Quantifying morphology and diffusion properties of mesoporous carbon from high-fidelity 3D reconstructions, Microsc. Microanal. 2019, 25, 891-902

DOI: 10.1017/S1431927619014600

Y. Dong, K.K. Ghuman, R. Popescu, P.N. Duchesne, W. Zhou, J.Y.Y. Loh, A.A. Jelle, J. Jia, D. Wang, X. Mu, C. Kübel, L. Wang, L. He, M. Ghoussoub, Q. Wang, T.E. Wood, L.M. Reyes, N.P. Kherani, C.V. Singh, G.A. Ozin, Tailoring surface frustrated lewis pairs of In2O3-x(OH)y for gas-phase heterogeneous photocatalytic reduction of CO2 by isomorphous substitution of In3+ with Bi3+, Adv. Sci. 2018, 5, 1700732

DOI: 10.1002/advs.201700732

X. Yan, W. Sun, L. Fan, P.N. Duchesne, W. Wang, C. Kübel, D. Wang, S.G.H. Kumar, Y.F. Li, A. Tavasoli, T.E. Wood, D.L.H. Hung, L. Wan, L. Wang, R. Song, J. Guo, I. Gourevich, A.A. Jelle, J. Lu, R. Li, B.D. Hatton, G.A. Ozin, Nickel@Siloxene catalytic nanosheets: High-performance CO2methanation, Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 2608

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10464-x

S. Baier, A. Wittstock, C.D. Damsgaard, A. Diaz, J. Reinhardt, F. Benzi, J. Shi, T. Scherer, D. Wang, C. Kübel, C.G. Schroer, J.-D. Grunwaldt, Influence of gas atmosphere and ceria on the stability of nanoporous gold studied by environmental electron microscopy and in situ ptychography, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 83031-83043

DOI: 10.1039/C6RA12853J

W. Wang, A. Villa, C. Kübel, D. Wang, Tailoring the 3D structure of Pd nanocatalysts supported on mesoporous carbon for furfural hydrogenation, ChemNanoMat. 2018, 4, 1125

DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201800308