Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5514–5518 | Cite as

Microwave polyol synthesis of Pt/C catalysts with size-controlled Pt particles for methanol electrocatalytic oxidation

  • Jie Zhao
  • Weixiang ChenEmail author
  • Yifan Zheng
  • Xiang Li
  • Zhude Xu


Pt/C catalysts with different mean size of Pt particles were prepared by a microwave-assisted polyol process and characterized by TEM and XRD. The effects of the synthesis solution pH on Pt particles size and distribution, and their activity for methanol electrooxidation were investigated. Pt nanoparticles were small and uniform with mean size of 2.7 nm under the pH of 9.5. Pt/C catalyst showed high activity for methanol electrooxidation.


Polyol Microwave Heating Nanocatalysts Synthesis Solution Metal Particle Size 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50171063), Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholar of State Education Ministry (No. 2004-527) and Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation (No. 200053).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Zhao
    • 1
  • Weixiang Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yifan Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiang Li
    • 1
  • Zhude Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP R China
  2. 2.The College of Chemical and Material EngineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouP R China

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