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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Chen, Z-Y., Ma, C. -A., Chu, Y-Q., Jin, J-M., Lin, X., Hardacre, C., & Lin, W-F. (2013). WC@meso-Pt core–shell nanostructures for fuel cells. Chemical Communications, 49(99), 11677-11679. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc46595k