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Capping polymer-enhanced electrocatalytic activity on Pt nanoparticles: a combined electrochemical and in situIR spectroelectrochemical study

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Abstract

Unexpected yet highly remarkable and intriguing observations of the polymer-enhanced electro-catalytic activity of the Pt nanoparticles for electro-oxidations of both methanol and formic acid were reported. In situFTIR investigation suggests strongly that the observed activity enhancements are highly likely due to the PVP-induced additional reaction pathways. These observations may open up a new paradigm of research in which the protecting/stabilizing organic ligands can now be incorporated as an advantageous part and/or a finer catalytic activity tuner of a nanocatalytic system.

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Submitted
19 Jan 2011
Accepted
01 Mar 2011
First published
22 Mar 2011

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 7467-7474
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Capping polymer-enhanced electrocatalytic activity on Pt nanoparticles: a combined electrochemical and in situIR spectroelectrochemical study

C. Susut, D. Chen, S. Sun and Y. J. Tong, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 7467
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20164F

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