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Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 53, Issue 7–10, pp 686–693 | Cite as

Shape- and Composition-Controlled Pt–Fe–Co Nanoparticles for Electrocatalytic Methanol Oxidation

  • Sung Su Kim
  • Cheonghee Kim
  • Hyunjoo LeeEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

We report the preparation of several shape and composition-controlled platinum-based nanoparticles: Pt–Fe nanocubes, Pt–Fe–Co nanocubes, Pt–Fe–Co branched nanocubes, Pt–Fe–Co nanoparticles with low cobalt content, and Pt–Fe–Co nanoparticles with high cobalt content. Pt–Fe–Co branched nanocubes, in particular, showed the best activity and durability for electrocatalytic methanol oxidation.

Keywords

Shape Composition Platinum Iron Cobalt Methanol oxidation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported by New & Renewable Energy R&D program (2009T100100606 and 20093020030010) under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea, and the National Research Foundation (NRF-2009-009292) of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Specialized Graduate School of Hydrogen and Fuel CellYonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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