Title

Three-dimensional super-branched PdCu nanoarchitectures exposed on controlled crystal facets

RIS ID

111379

Publication Details

Iqbal, M., Li, C., Kim, J., Alshehri, S. M., Nakayama, T. & Yamauchi, Y. (2017). Three-dimensional super-branched PdCu nanoarchitectures exposed on controlled crystal facets. Chemistry: A European Journal, 23 (1), 51-56.

Abstract

Despite the great success of controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals with various sizes and morphologies, an efficient one-pot approach to preparing well-organized three-dimensional (3D) structures with unique facets exposed remains a great challenge. Herein, we report a unique 3D nanoarchitecture for PdCu alloy, created by a simple chemical reduction method, in which nanosized octahedral PdCu nanocrystals are directly assembled into 3D super-branched structures. Detailed investigations of its electrocatalytic performance demonstrate that the as-prepared facet-controlled PdCu super-branched nanostructures possess higher activity towards the formic acid oxidation reaction in comparison to the commercially available Pd black catalyst.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201604026