Effect of cathodic hydrogen charging on catalytic activity of Cu-Hf amorphous alloys

M. Pisarek, M. Janik-Czachor, A. Gebert, A. Molnár, P. Kedzierzawski, B. Rác

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Hydrogen charging of Cu65Hf35 and Cu61Hf39 amorphous alloy (AA) ribbons at i=-1mA/cm2 in an alkaline solution (0.1M NaOH) was used to study the effect of hydrogenation on the processes of morphology and crystallization. A similar procedure was applied in an acid solution (0.1M H2SO 4) to introduce more hydrogen to bring about more pronounced morphological and structural changes. The samples were then catalytically tested for dehydrogenation of 2-propanol. Catalytic activity increased up to 88% at selectivities to acetone of about 95%. The structural, chemical, and morphological changes were followed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray electron probe microanalysis (WDS). The hydrogen content was determined by elemental analysis, or by gas extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2004


  • 2-Propanol
  • Amorphous alloys
  • Catalyst
  • Cathodic hydrogen charging
  • Cu-based alloys
  • Dehydrogenation of z-propanol
  • Microscopic characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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