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Shape control of platinum and palladium nanoparticles for catalysis

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Abstract

Platinum and palladium are important catalysts for a wide variety of industrial processes. With the increasing demands of these materials, the development of high-performance catalysts is an important area of research, and as a result, shape control synthesis has become one of the leading research focuses. This minireview surveys the different approaches in solution-phase synthesis that have been successfully adopted for achieving shaped platinum and palladium nanoparticles that are enclosed with specific crystallographic facets. In addition, catalytic studies of the shaped nanoparticles are highlighted, in which promising results have been reported in terms of enhanced activity and selectivity. The future outlook discusses the aspects in synthesis and catalysis to be considered for the development of highly efficient and effective catalysts.

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2010, accepted on 30 Jun 2010 and first published on 06 Aug 2010


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00276C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2045-2053
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    Shape control of platinum and palladium nanoparticles for catalysis

    S. Cheong, J. D. Watt and R. D. Tilley, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2045
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00276C

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