Solid state preparation and reaction kinetics for Co/B as a catalytic/acidic accelerator for NaBH4 hydrolysis

Coskuner B., Figen A., Piskin S.

Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, vol.109, pp.375-392, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11144-013-0569-y
  • Journal Name: Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-392
  • Keywords: Hydrogen, Solid State, Kinetics, Sodium borohydride, Hydrolysis, Co/B, Catalytic accelerator, Acidic accelerator, SODIUM-BOROHYDRIDE HYDROLYSIS, HYDROGEN GENERATION, CATALYST, FUEL, COBALT
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the solid state synthesis and reaction kinetics for Co/B as a catalytic/acidic accelerator for sodium borohydride (NaBH4) hydrolysis were investigated. The Co/B a catalytic/acidic accelerator was synthesized from cobalt(II) chloride hexahydride (CoCI2 center dot 6H(2)O) and boron oxide (B2O3) by a procedure based on solid state synthesis. Differential thermal analyses (DTA) were performed on mixtures of CoCI2 center dot 6H(2)O and B2O3 at four different heating rates (5, 10, 15 and 20 A degrees C min(-1)) in order to determine the solid state reaction temperatures. Kissinger and Doyle kinetic models were applied to the reaction kinetics data for the solid state preparation. The ideal temperature for the solid-state synthesis of Co/B catalytic/acidic accelerator was 196 A degrees C. Additionally, the catalytic behavior of solid state synthesized Co/B as an catalytic/acidic accelerator for NaBH4 hydrolysis was investigated. The hydrolysis reactions were performed at temperatures of 22, 40, and 60 A degrees C and the experimental data were fitted to zeroth, first, and second order kinetic models. The maximum hydrogen generation rate was 5,470 ml H-2 min(-1) g(-1) cat and E-a was only 48.07 kJ mol(-1).