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Issue 6, 2020
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A P-doped PtTe mesoporous nanotube electrocatalyst

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The design of active and stable electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) plays a vital role in the large-scale commercialization of direct methanol fuel cells. Herein, one-dimensional P-doped PtTe nanotubes with uniform mesoporous shells (P-PtTe MNTs) have been synthesized using F127 and Te nanowires as the dual template and trioctylphosphine as the phosphorus dopant. The resultant P-PtTe MNTs with sufficient exposed surface atoms can improve the atom utilization of Pt. Moreover, the incorporation of P atoms into Pt lattices can tailor the electronic structure of Pt and induce a strong synergic effect, thus leading to highly active and durable performance for the MOR. This phosphorus doping is very valuable for controllable synthesis of various metal–nonmetal catalysts with desired morphologies.

Graphical abstract: A P-doped PtTe mesoporous nanotube electrocatalyst

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28 Feb 2020
01 Apr 2020
First published
02 Apr 2020

Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020,4, 2950-2955
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A P-doped PtTe mesoporous nanotube electrocatalyst

Z. Wang, H. Zhang, S. Yin, S. Liu, Z. Dai, Y. Xu, X. Li, L. Wang and H. Wang, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020, 4, 2950
DOI: 10.1039/D0SE00326C

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