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Hydrophilic Pt nanoflowers: synthesis, crystallographic analysis and catalytic performance

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Water-soluble Pt nanoflowers (NFs) were prepared by diethylene glycol-mediated reduction of Pt acetylacetonate (Pt(acac)2) in the presence of polyethylenimine. Advanced electron microscopy analysis showed that the NFs consist of multiple branches with a truncated cubic morphology and different crystallographic orientations. We demonstrate that the nature of the solvent strongly influences the resulting morphology. The catalytic performance of the Pt NFs in 4-nitrophenol reduction was found to be superior to that of other nanoparticle-based catalysts. Additionally, the Pt NFs display good catalytic reusability with no loss of activity after five consecutive cycles.

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2016, accepted on 11 Apr 2016 and first published on 12 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00039H
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2016,18, 3422-3427
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    Hydrophilic Pt nanoflowers: synthesis, crystallographic analysis and catalytic performance

    S. Mourdikoudis, T. Altantzis, L. M. Liz-Marzán, S. Bals, I. Pastoriza-Santos and J. Pérez-Juste, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 3422
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00039H

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