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One-pot synthesis of Pd@PtNi core-shell nanoflowers supported on the multi-walled carbon nanotubes with boosting activity toward oxygen reduction in alkaline electrolyte

One-pot synthesis of Pd@PtNi core-shell nanoflowers supported on the multi-walled carbon nanotubes with boosting activity toward oxygen reduction in alkaline electrolyte
Pt-based nanocrystals with controlled morphologies and structures are one of most promising electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Herein, a facile one-pot wet-chemical method is developed to synthesize Pd@PtNi core-shell nanoflowers (CSNFs) supported on the multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNCTs). Brij 58 is demonstrated as a structure-directing agent to generate the nanoflower and ascorbic acid acts as a reductant to form a core-shell structure. By tuning the molar ratio of Pd and Pt, Pd@PtNi/MWCNTs CSNFs show obviously improved ORR activity and durability in alkaline electrolyte compared with PtNi/MWCNTs nanoflowers and commercial Pt/C. The results illustrate that the core-shell structure and porous feature of nanoflower are both beneficial to the enhancement of the catalytic properties.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0378775317311060

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