One-pot colloidal synthesis of MoSe2–Pt nanoflowers and their enhanced electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance

  • Wen Xu
  • Xun Zhou
  • Zhaopeng Qi
  • Changjiang LiEmail author


MoSe2–Pt hybrid nanoflowers were prepared by a one-pot hot-solution colloidal synthetic method, the samples were characterized by various analytical testing techniques, and their electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction performance was studied. Due to the synergistic effect of the MoSe2 substrate and Pt nanoparticles, the MoSe2–Pt hybrid nanoflowers exhibited enhanced hydrogen evolution performance compared with individual MoSe2 nanoflowers. We found that the highly nanostructured MoSe2–Pt catalyst presented excellent durability under strong acidic conditions with an onset overpotential as low as 100 mV and a Tafel slope of ~ 85 mV dec−1. This preparation method can also be extended to obtain other catalysts based on MoSe2 for electrocatalysis.


MoSe2–Pt nanoflowers Hydrogen evolution Colloidal synthesis 



This work was supported by Natural Science Research Project of Higher Education in Anhui Province (KJHS2017B06 and KJ2018A0404), Key Projects Supported by Anhui Province Universities and Colleges outstanding youth talent (gxyqZD2018078).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHuangshan UniversityHuangshanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional MaterialHuangshan UniversityHuangshanChina
  3. 3.Analysis and Testing CenterHuangshan UniversityHuangshanChina

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