Publication
Title
Hydrophilic Pt nanoflowers : synthesis, crystallographic analysis and catalytic performance
Author
Abstract
Water-soluble Pt nanoflowers (NFs) were prepared by diethylene glycol-mediated reduction of Pt acetylacetonate (Pt(acac)(2)) in the presence of polyethylenimine. Advanced electron microscopy analysis showed that the NFs consist of multiple branches with a truncated cubic morphology and different crystallographic orientations. We demonstrate that the nature of the solvent strongly influences the resulting morphology. The catalytic performance of the Pt NFs in 4-nitrophenol reduction was found to be superior to that of other nanoparticle-based catalysts. Additionally, the Pt NFs display good catalytic reusability with no loss of activity after five consecutive cycles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
CrystEngComm
Publication
2016
ISSN
1466-8033
Volume/pages
18:19(2016), p. 3422-3427
ISI
000375697800012
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Colouring Atoms in 3 Dimensions (COLOURATOM).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 06.06.2016
Last edited 09.09.2017
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