“Plasma Tuning Local Environment of Hexagonal Boron Nitride
for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane”
被 Angewandte Chemie International Edition 接受发表！
Zhankai Liu, Bing Yan, Shengyan Meng, Rui Liu, Wen-Duo Lu, Jian Sheng, Yanhui Yi* and An-Hui Lu*. Plasma Tuning Local Environment of Hexagonal Boron Nitride for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane. Angewandte Chemie Internatinal Edition, 2021, Accepted. DOI:10.1002/anie.202106713. [DOWNLOAD]
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) has lately received great attention in the oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) reaction of propane to propylene for its extraordinary olefin selectivity in contrast to metal oxides. However, high crystallinity of commercial h-BN and elusive cognition of active sites hindered the enhancement of utilization efficiency. Herein, four kinds of plasmas (N2, O2, H2, Ar) were accordingly employed to regulate the local chemical environment of h-BN. N2-treated BN exhibited a remarkable activity, i.e., 26.0 % propane conversion with 89.4 % selectivity toward olefins at 520 °C. Spectroscopy demonstrated that “three-boron center” N-defects in the catalyst played a pivotal role in facilitating the conversion of propane. While the sintering effect of the “BOx” species in O2-treated BN, led to the suppressed catalytic performance (12.4 % conversion at 520 °C).