Dentritic platinum-palladium/palladium core-shell nanocrystals/reduced graphene oxide: One-pot synthesis and excellent electrocatalytic performances.

Author(s) Li, D.N.; Wang, A.J.; Wei, J.; Zhang, Q.L.; Feng, J.J.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2018 Mar 15

Herein, we developed a facile one-pot co-reduction method to fabricate highly dentritic platinum-palladium/palladium core-shell nanocrystals on reduced graphene oxide (PtPd@Pd NCs/rGO), where poly-l-lysine (PLL) worked as the eco-friendly structure director and stabilizer. The nanocomposite was mainly characterized by microscopic analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), along with the discussion of the formation mechanism. The synthesized PtPd@Pd NCs/rGO have the enlarged electrochemically active surface area (ECSA) of 51.65 m2 g-1, showing 1.3 folds enhancement in the peak current density relative to commercial Pt/C (50 wt%) for glycerol oxidation reaction (GOR), coupled with the small Tafel slope of 28 mV dec-1 for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.11.077
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation J Colloid Interface Sci. 2018;514:93101.

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