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Facile Synthesis of AuPd Nanochain Networks on Carbon Supports and Their Application as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Title
Facile Synthesis of AuPd Nanochain Networks on Carbon Supports and Their Application as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Authors
Cha, AreumShim, Jun HoJo, AraLee, Sang CheolLee, YoungmiLee, Chongmok
DGIST Authors
Lee, Sang Cheol
Issue Date
2014-04
Citation
Electroanalysis, 26(4), 723-731
Type
Article
Article Type
Article
Keywords
ElectrocatalysisGalvanic ReplacementGold-Palladium NanostructureNon-Platinum Fuel Cell ElectrodeOxygen Reduction Reaction
ISSN
1040-0397
Abstract
The present work reports the facile synthesis and characterization of carbon-supported porous Pd shell coated Au nanochain networks (AuPdNNs/C). By using Co nanoframes as sacrificial templates, AuPdNNs/C series have been prepared by a two-step galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) technique. In the first step, the Au metal precursor, HAuCl4, reacts spontaneously with the formed Co nanoframes through the GRR, resulting in Au nanochain networks (AuNNs). The second GRR is performed with various concentrations of Pd precursor (0.1, 1, and 10mM PdCl2), resulting in AuPdNNs/C. The synthesized AuPdNNs/C series are investigated as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline solution. The physical properties of the AuPdNNs/C catalysts are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Rotating disk electrode (RDE) voltammetric studies show that the Au0.8Pd0.2NNs/C (prepared using 1mM PdCl2) has the highest ORR activity among all the AuPdNNs/C series, which is comparable to commercial Pt catalyst (E-TEK). The ORR activity of AuPdNNs/C is presumably due to the enhanced Pd surface area and high porosity of Pd nanoshells. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/5261
DOI
10.1002/elan.201300553
Publisher
Wiley-VCH Verlag
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Collection:
Convergence Research Center for Future Automotive Technology1. Journal Articles


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