Controlled Synthesis of Pt-Ni Bimetallic Catalysts and Study of Their Catalytic Properties

  • Yuen Wu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis focuses on the controlled synthesis of Pt–Ni bimetallic nanoparticles and the study of their catalytic properties. It discusses in detail the nucleation mechanism and the growth process of bimetallic systems, which is vital for a deeper understanding of the design of bimetallic catalysts. The author presents four pioneering studies: (1) syntheses of water-soluble octahedral, truncated octahedral, and cubic Pt–Ni nanocrystals and the study of their structure-activity relationship in model hydrogenation reactions; (2) a strategy for designing a concave Pt–Ni alloy using controllable chemical etching; (3) defect-dominated shape recovery of nanocrystals, which is a new synthesis strategy for trimetallic catalysts; (4) a sophisticated construction of Au islands on Pt−Ni, which is an ideal trimetallic nanoframe catalyst. This thesis inspires researchers working in materials, catalysis as well as other interdisciplinary areas. 


Controllable Chemical Etching Defect-dominated Shape Recovery Fuel Cells Hydrogenation Reaction Nanocrystal Catalyst Organic Transformation Pt-Ni bimetallic Catalyst Synthetic Methodology Trimetallic Nanoframe Catalyst

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuen Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49845-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49847-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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