Hollow PdCo alloy nanospheres with mesoporous shells as high-performance catalysts for methanol oxidation.

Author(s) Sheng, G.; Chen, J.; Ye, H.; Hu, Z.; Fu, X.Z.; Sun, R.; Huang, W.; Wong, C.P.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2018 Jul 15
Abstract

Monodisperse hollow mesoporous PdCo alloy nanospheres are prepared via a simple galvanic replacement reaction. The as-prepared PdCo hollow nanospheres have small diameter, such as PdCo nanospheres of diameter about 25 nm and mesoporous shells about 4-5 nm. The PdCo hollow mesoporous nanospheres possess the largest electrochemical active surface areas (ECSA, 53.91 m g), mass activity (1488 mA mg) and specific activity (2.76 mA cm) towards to methanol oxidation relative to the PdCo, PdCo hollow mesoporous nanospheres and commercial Pd/C catalysts. Moreover, the activity of PdCo after long-term stability tests is still the best and even better than those of fresh PdCo and commercial Pd/C catalysts. The PdCo catalysts not only effectively reduce the Pd usage by forming hollow structure, but also fully realize the Pd-Co alloying effects for enhancing the methanol oxidation catalytic performance.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.03.039
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation Sheng G, Chen J, Ye H, Hu Z, Fu X-, Sun R, et al. Hollow PdCo alloy nanospheres with mesoporous shells as high-performance catalysts for methanol oxidation. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2018;522:264-271.

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