High yield synthesis of catalytically active five-fold twinned Pt nanorods from a surfactant-ligated precursor

Jisun Yoon, Nguyen Tien Khi, Heonjo Kim, Byeongyoon Kim, Hionsuck Baik, Seunghoon Back, Sangmin Lee, Sang-Won Lee, Seong Jung Kwon, Kwangyeol Lee

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The CO-assisted thermal decomposition of a new, surfactant-ligated Pt precursor, [Pt(acac)(NHR)]n (n = 2, 3; R = C18H 37), gives structurally uniform five-fold twinned Pt nanorods. The Pt nanorods, mostly covered by {100} facets, exhibit much enhanced electrocatalytic activity over {100} faceted Pt nanocubes, indicating the superior catalytic performance due to the presence of the reactive twinning interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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