Facile synthesis of electrochemically active Pt nanoparticle decorated carbon nano onions

Haibo Lu, Paul Eggers, Christopher Gibson, Xiaofei Duan, Robert Lamb, Colin Raston, Hui Chua

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    Abstract

    Well dispersed platinum nanoparticles 1-5 nm (average 2 nm) in diameter on carbon nano onions (CNOs) are accessible using a simple and scalable one-step batch method. This technique involves pre-treatment of acid digested CNOs with H2PtCl6 prior to reduction using hydrogen at ambient conditions, with the composite material being electrochemically active. The effect of different Pt loading, surface treatment, and the processing temperature on the dispersion of platinum nanoparticles on the CNOs has been studied in detail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)915-920
    Number of pages6
    JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
    Volume39
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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