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CNxnanotubes as catalyst support to immobilize platinum nanoparticles for methanoloxidation

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Abstract

Pt nanoparticles with sizes of 3–9 nm were well dispersed on carbon nitride (CNx) nanotubes without needing pre-surface modification on the CNx nanotubes due to the inherent chemical activity. The products were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. All the experimental results revealed that Pt nanoparticles were immobilized on the CNx nanotubes due to the N-participation in the connection of Pt species with the support. The electrocatalytic property of the as-prepared Pt/CNx catalyst in methanol oxidation was examined by cyclic voltammetry. The results reveal that the so-constructed Pt/CNx catalyst has obvious catalytic activity, suggesting potential applications in fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: CNx nanotubes as catalyst support to immobilize platinum nanoparticles for methanol oxidation

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Submitted
26 Nov 2007
Accepted
01 Feb 2008
First published
26 Feb 2008

J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 1747-1750
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CNx nanotubes as catalyst support to immobilize platinum nanoparticles for methanol oxidation

B. Yue, Y. Ma, H. Tao, L. Yu, G. Jian, X. Wang, X. Wang, Y. Lu and Z. Hu, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 1747
DOI: 10.1039/B718283J

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