Multiply twinned Pt–Pd nanoicosahedrons as highly active electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation

An-Xiang Yin, Xiao-Quan Min, Wei Zhu, Hao-Shuai Wu, Ya-Wen Zhang, Chun-Hua Yan
  • Chemical Communications, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c1cc16482a

highly active multiply twinned Pt-Pd particles

What is it about?

As is well known, Pt-based nanocrystals are a kind of the most important fundamental catalysts widely used in fuel cells, petroleum cracking, and hydrogenation, among others. Nowdays, it is still a significant challenge to realize the fine shape control of various Pt-based nanocrystals with multi-metal-compositions, and to explore their shape dependent properties for new applications.

Why is it important?

Defective structure brings about high activity

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