WC@meso-Pt core–shell nanostructures for fuel cells

Zhao-Yang Chen, Chun -An Ma, You-Qun Chu, Jia-Mei Jin, Xiao Lin, Christopher Hardacre, Wen-Feng Lin

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We developed a facile method to synthesize core–shell WC@meso-Pt nanocatalysts by carburizing ammonium tungstate and copper nitrate via gas–solid reactions, followed by a Pt replacement reaction. The mesoporous nanocomposite displays higher activity and stability towards methanol electrooxidation than commercial Pt/C catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11677-11679
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number99
Early online date17 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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