Ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets: syntheses, properties and applications
Two-dimensional (2D) noble metal-based nanosheets (NSs) have received considerable interest in recent years due to their unique properties and widespread applications. Pd-based NSs, as a typical member of 2D noble metal-based NSs, have been most extensively studied. In this review, we first summarize the research progress on the synthesis of Pd-based NSs, including pure Pd NSs, Pd-based alloy NSs, Pd-based core–shell NSs and Pd-based hybrid NSs. The synthetic strategy and growth mechanism are systematically discussed. Then their properties and applications in catalysis, biotherapy, gas sensing and so on are introduced in detail. Finally, the challenges and opportunities towards the rational design and controlled synthesis of Pd-based NSs are proposed.
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