Title: Displacement reaction of Pt on carbon-supported Ru nanoparticles in hexachloroplatinic acids
Authors: Hsieh, Yu-Chi
Chang, Li-Chung
Wu, Pu-Wei
Chang, Yun-Min
Lee, Jyh-Fu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Master and Ph.D. Program for Science and Technology of Accelrrator Light Source
Keywords: Displacement reaction;PtRu bimetallic nanoparticles;Hexachloroplatinic acid;Methanol oxidation;X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2011
Abstract: The displacement reaction of Pt on Ru to form a Ru core and Pt shell (Ru@Pt) bimetallic structure is investigated by immersing the carbon-supported Ru nanoparticles in hexachloroplatinic acids with pH of 1,2.2. and 8, followed by a hydrogen reduction treatment. Results from inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry suggest that the dissolution of Ru is mostly caused by the reduction of Pt cations. Images from transmission electron microscopy demonstrate a uniform distribution of Ru@Pt in size of 3-5 nm. Spectra from X-ray absorption near edge structure and extended X-ray absorption fine structure confirm that the pH value of hexachloroplatinic acid determines the type of ligands complexing the Pt cations that affects their activity and consequently the severity of displacement reaction and alloying degree of Ru@Pt nanoparticles. As a result, the samples from pH 1 bath reveal a desirable core-shell structure that displays a reduced onset potential in CO stripping and stable catalytic performance for H(2) oxidation while the samples from pH 8 bath indicate the formation of Pt clusters on the Ru surface that leads to poor CO stripping and H(2) oxidation characteristics. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.01.017
ISSN: 0926-3373
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.01.017
Volume: 103
Issue: 1-2
Begin Page: 116
End Page: 127
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