Well-dispersed multiwalled carbon nanotubes supported platinum nanocatalysts for oxygen reduction

Xuguang Li, Shanhai Ge, C. L. Hui, I. Ming Hsing

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Well-dispersed Pt nanoparticles of an average size 2.2 nm were produced on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) pretreated by concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids to improve the catalyst adsorption. Reduction of the chloroplatinic acid was done by methanol. A zwitterionic surfactant 3-(N,N- dimethyldodecylammonio)propanesulfonate was used to stabilize the size of the nanocatalyst. This method is simple and reproducible. The resultant catalyst exhibits a slightly higher performance for the oxygen reduction reaction than the corresponding Pt/C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A286-A289
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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