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One-step fabrication of tri-metallic PdCuAu nanothorn assemblies as an efficient catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

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Abstract

The design of highly branched Pd-based nanostructures is very important for various electrocatalytic applications. Herein, we report a very simple one-step method for direct fabrication of tri-metallic PdCuAu nanothorn assemblies (PdCuAu NAs) in aqueous solution. The obtained unique PdCuAu NAs with a well-defined shape are highly branched and self-supported nanostructures assembled from staggered nanothorns as building blocks, and exhibit superior catalytic activity, durability and methanol-tolerant ability for the oxygen reduction reaction, benefiting from their branched structure and tri-metallic compositions. In comparison with traditional routes, the newly developed one-step fabrication method without the need for any seed, multi-step procedure and organic solvent is very feasible for the fabrication of branched multi-metallic Pd-based catalysts with designed compositions.

Graphical abstract: One-step fabrication of tri-metallic PdCuAu nanothorn assemblies as an efficient catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

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The article was received on 24 Nov 2017, accepted on 16 Jan 2018 and first published on 16 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10342E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 3642-3648
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    One-step fabrication of tri-metallic PdCuAu nanothorn assemblies as an efficient catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

    H. Wang, S. Yin, Y. Li, H. Yu, C. Li, K. Deng, Y. Xu, X. Li, H. Xue and L. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 3642
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10342E

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