One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Anisotropic Five-Fold-Twinned PtCu Nanoframes Used as a Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Methanol Oxidation

Zhicheng Zhang, Zhimin Luo, Bo Chen, Chao Wei, Jian Zhao, Junze Chen, Xiao Zhang, Zhuangchai Lai, Zhanxi Fan, Chaoliang Tan, Meiting Zhao, Qipeng Lu, Bing Li, Yun Zong, Chengcheng Yan, Guoxiong Wang, Zhichuan J. Xu, Hua Zhang

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Five-fold-twinned PtCu nanoframes (NFs) with nanothorns protruding from their edges are synthesized by a facile one-pot method. Compared to commercial Pt/C catalyst, the obtained highly anisotropic five-fold-twinned PtCu NFs show enhanced electrocatalytic performance toward the oxygen reduction reaction and methanol oxidation reaction under alkaline conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8712-8717
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • anisotropic structures
  • methanol oxidation reaction noble metals
  • nanoframes
  • oxygen reduction reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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