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Influence of the preparation route of bimetallic Pt-Au nanoparticle electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Fernandez, P. H. and Rojas, S and Ocon, P and Gomez de la Fuente, L and Fabian, J. S. and Sanza, J and Pena, M. A. and Garcia-Garcia, F. J. and Terreros, P and Fierro, J. L. G. (2007) Influence of the preparation route of bimetallic Pt-Au nanoparticle electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 111 (7). pp. 2913-2923.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp066812k

Abstract

Pt and An are not miscible within a whole range of concentrations. To obtain PtAu alloys, severe thermal treatments are required that to provide aggregation phenomena. However, it is possible to synthesize bimetallic PtAu nanoparticles provided the proper synthesis route is employed. When they are prepared from water-in-oil microemulsions or with the impregnation technique, it is possible to obtain nanosized bimetallic PtAu particles. In contrast, other colloidal routes have been seen to be adequate for the synthesis of other bimetallic Pt-based particles, affording segregated samples with Pt- or Au-enriched zones. When alloyed, bimetallic PtAu nanoparticles display unique physicochemical properties that are different from those of monometallic and nonalloyed solids. Thus, the performance of alloyed PtAu samples as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction is superior to that of the PtAu-segregated samples. In fact, the ability of carbon-supported bimetallic PtAu samples in the oxygen reduction reactions equals or even surpasses that of archetypal Pt/C electrocatalysts.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:2683
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009 17:44
Last Modified:03 Mar 2009 13:14

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