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Title: Facile electrochemical synthesis, using microemulsions with ionic liquid, of highly mesoporous CoPt nanorods with enhanced electrocatalytic performance for clean energy
Author: Serrà i Ramos, Albert
Gómez, Elvira
Vallés Giménez, Elisa
Keywords: Metanol
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: We have established a facile and generalizable electrochemical synthesis of metallic mesoporous nanorods in the nanochannels of commercial polycarbonate membranes using microemulsions containing ionic liquids. Herein, we report the preparation of magnetic CoPt nanorods with various meso or nanopores distributions, depending on the microemulsion type (ionic liquid in-water (IL/W), bicontinuous (β) or water-in-ionic liquid (W/IL)). The synthesized porous nanorods show a much enhanced electrocatalytic activity for methanol oxidation in comparison with compact Pt nanorods (up to 12 times) or Pt/C electrocatalyst (Pt nanoparticles or commercial black platinum). Therefore, the synthesized CoPt mesoporous nanorods could be excellent catalysts in direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC's), as they have high surface areas, large pore volumes and high corrosion stability, and they exhibit promising catalytic properties.
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It is part of: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, vol. 40, num. 25, p. 8062-8070
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ISSN: 0360-3199
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