The present disclosure provides methods of making confined nanocatalysts within mesoporous materials (MPMs). The methods utilize solid state growth of nanocrystalline metal organic frameworks (MOFs) followed by controlled transformation to generate nanocatalysts in situ within the mesoporous material. The disclosure also provides applications of the nanocatalysts to a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, liquid organic hydrogen carriers, synthetic liquid fuel preparation, and nitrogen fixation.
Method of making confined nanocatalysts within mesoporous materials and uses thereof
Luz Minguez, I., Soukri, M., Lail, M. A., Parvathikar, S., & Carpenter, M. (2022). Method of making confined nanocatalysts within mesoporous materials and uses thereof. (U.S. Patent No. 11,406,971). U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Washington, DC. https://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=20210008529.PGNR.&OS=DN/20210008529&RS=DN/20210008529