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Platinum-Coated Porous Gold Nanorods in Methanol Electrooxidation: Dependence of Catalytic Activity on Ligament Size.
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PMID:  23023934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Here we demonstrate that, in the dealloying process of Au-Ag nanorods, temperature is the key parameter for producing porous Au nanorods with tunable ligament sizes. The vertically aligned Au-Ag alloy nanorods were first synthesized by the electrochemical co-deposition of Au and Ag onto anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane templates. Porous Au nanorods were then obtained by selectively etching Ag away from the precursor Au-Ag alloy nanorods. Control of the ligament size was achieved by controlling the dealloying temperature. Pt deposited on the porous Au nanorods with smaller ligaments exhibited a higher catalytic activity during methanol electrooxidation than those deposited on nanorods with larger ligaments produced by dealloying at higher temperatures. The strong dependence of the catalytic activity on the ligament size of porous Au is principally due to different amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) generated during methanol electrooxidation. Less CO was generated as the ligament size decreased. This finding is of importance for developing highly efficient cathode materials for carrying out methanol electrooxidation in practical applications in which porous Au with a large surface area is used as a supporting substrate.
Sang-Hoon Yoo; Lichun Liu; Sang Hyun Cho; Sungho Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemistry, an Asian journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1861-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Chem Asian J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101294643     Medline TA:  Chem Asian J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066, Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu, Suwon-Si, Gyeonggi-Do (Korea), Fax: (+82) 31-290-7075.
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