A facile route to monodisperse MPd (M = Co or Cu) alloy nanoparticles and their catalysis for electrooxidation of formic acid

Sally Fae Ho, Adriana Mendoza-Garcia, Shaojun Guo, Kai He, Dong Su, Sheng Liu, Önder Metin, Shouheng Sun*

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Abstract

MPd (M = Co, or Cu) nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by borane-amine reduction of metal acetylacetonates. The size of the MPd NPs was controlled at 3.5 nm and their compositions were tuned by the molar ratios of the metal precursors. These MPd NPs were active catalysts for electrochemical oxidation of formic acid and the Cu30Pd70 NPs showed the highest mass activity at 1192.9 A gPd-1, much higher than 552.6 A gPd-1 obtained from the 3.5 nm Pd NPs. Our synthesis provides a facile route to MPd NPs, allowing further investigation of MPd NP catalysts for electrochemical oxidation and many other chemical reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6970-6973
Number of pages4
JournalNanoscale
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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