One-pot synthesis of Pd-Pt@Pd core-shell nanocrystals with enhanced electrocatalytic activity for formic acid oxidation

Abstract
Well-defined Pd-Pt@Pd core-shell nanocrystals with a Pd-Pt alloy core and a conformal Pd shell of ~2-3 nm were directly synthesized through a one-pot, aqueous solution approach without any preformed Pd or Pt seeds. These Pd-Pt@Pd core-shell nanocrystals show an enhanced electrocatalytic activity for formic acid oxidation compared with commercial Pd black. This journal is © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Citation
Yuan, Q., Huang, D.-B., Wang, H.-H., Zhou, Z.-Y., & Wang, Q. (2014). One-pot synthesis of Pd–Pt@Pd core–shell nanocrystals with enhanced electrocatalytic activity for formic acid oxidation. CrystEngComm, 16(13), 2560–2564. doi:10.1039/c3ce42536c

Acknowledgements
This work is supported by NSFC (21361005, 21073152 and 21373175), Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology (2008F3099), Foundation for the Talents by the Guizhou University (X060025) and Natural Science Foundation of Guizhou Province (20072013). We also appreciate the useful discussion with Prof. Hua Chun Zen of the National University of Singapore about this work.

Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Journal
CrystEngComm

DOI
10.1039/c3ce42536c

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