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METAL PHOSPHIDE CATALYSTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME AND USES THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20170197200
A1
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The present disclosure relates to a method that includes heating a mixture that includes a metal phenylphosphine-containing precursor that includes at least one of Mo(PPh.sub.3).sub.2(CO).sub.4, Pd(PPh.sub.3).sub.4, Ru(PPh.sub.3).sub.3Cl.sub.2, Ru(PPh.sub.3).sub.2(CO).sub.2Cl.sub.2, Co(PPh.sub.3)(CO).sub.2(NO), and/or Rh(PPh.sub.3).sub.2(CO)Cl, a surfactant, and a solvent. The heating is to a target temperature to form a heated mixture containing a metal phosphide nanoparticle that includes at least one of MoP, Ru.sub.2P, Co.sub.2P, Rh.sub.2P, and/or Pd.sub.3P, and the metal phosphide nanoparticle is not hollow.
HABAS, Susan Ellen (Arvada, CO), WANG, Jun (Highlands Ranch, CO), RUDDY, Daniel A. (Arvada, CO), BADDOUR, Frederick Raymond Gabriel (Denver, CO), SCHAIDLE, Joshua (Arvada, CO)
15/ 458,397
March 14, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.