Synthesis of Ultrathin PdCu Alloy Nanosheets Used as a Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Formic Acid Oxidation

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Author(s)

  • Nailiang Yang
  • Zhicheng Zhang
  • Bo Chen
  • Ying Huang
  • Junze Chen
  • Zhuangchai Lai
  • Ye Chen
  • Melinda Sindoro
  • An-Liang Wang
  • Hongfei Cheng
  • Xiaozhi Liu
  • Bing Li
  • Yun Zong
  • Lin Gu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700769
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume29
Issue number29
Online published6 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Inspired by the unique properties of ultrathin 2D nanomaterials and excellent catalytic activities of noble metal nanostructures for renewable fuel cells, a facile method is reported for the high-yield synthesis of ultrathin 2D PdCu alloy nanosheets under mild conditions. Impressively, the obtained PdCu alloy nanosheet after being treated with ethylenediamine can be used as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for formic acid oxidation. The study implicates that the rational design and controlled synthesis of an ultrathin 2D noble metal alloy may open up new opportunities for enhancing catalytic activities of noble metal nanostructures.

Research Area(s)

  • electrocatalysts, formic acid oxidation, nanosheets, PdCu alloy

Citation Format(s)

Synthesis of Ultrathin PdCu Alloy Nanosheets Used as a Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Formic Acid Oxidation. / Yang, Nailiang; Zhang, Zhicheng; Chen, Bo et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, No. 29, 1700769, 04.08.2017.

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