Cobalt-supported alumina as catalytic film prepared by electrophoretic deposition for hydrogen release applications

R. Chamoun, U. B. Demirci, D. Cornu, Y. Zaatar, A. Khoury, R. Khoury, P. Miele

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Shaped catalysts are crucial for technological applications. In this context, we have developed Co-αAl 2 O 3 catalyst films deposited over Cu plates to be used in hydrogen generation by hydrolysis of sodium borohydride NaBH 4 in alkaline solution. The Co-αAl 2 O 3 films were prepared by electrophoretic deposition according to six different routes. While five of them failed in fabricating adhering films, the sixth route, consisting of electrodepositing Co-impregnated αAl 2 O 3 , showed promising results. The as-obtained shaped catalysts were stable when hydrogen vigorously bubbled and catalyzed the NaBH 4 hydrolysis with attractive hydrogen generation rates. These results open an alternative route for preparing shaped catalysts in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7684-7691
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010



  • Cobalt-supported on alumina
  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Sodium borohydride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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