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.
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