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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(4), 208;

Synthesis of Pt–Pd Bimetallic Porous Nanostructures as Electrocatalysts for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction

State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050, China
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Saigon University, 273 An Duong Vuong Street, Ho Chi Minh 700000, Vietnam
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Received: 26 February 2018 / Revised: 23 March 2018 / Accepted: 26 March 2018 / Published: 30 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Three-dimensional Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversions)
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Pt-based bimetallic nanostructures have attracted a great deal of attention due to their unique nanostructures and excellent catalytic properties. In this study, we prepared porous Pt–Pd nanoparticles using an efficient, one-pot co-reduction process without using any templates or toxic reactants. In this process, Pt–Pd nanoparticles with different nanostructures were obtained by adjusting the temperature and ratio of the two precursors; and their catalytic properties for the oxidation of methanol were studied. The porous Pt–Pd nanostructures showed better electrocatalytic activity for the oxidation of methanol with a higher current density (0.67 mA/cm2), compared with the commercial Pt/C catalyst (0.31 mA/cm2). This method provides one easy pathway to economically prepare different alloy nanostructures for various applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: Pt–Pd nanostructures; polyol process; electrocatalysts Pt–Pd nanostructures; polyol process; electrocatalysts

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Yang, Y.; Cao, Y.; Yang, L.; Huang, Z.; Long, N.V. Synthesis of Pt–Pd Bimetallic Porous Nanostructures as Electrocatalysts for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 208.

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