Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (02): 385-391.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100121

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MClx(M=Pd, Fe, Cr) Assisted Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon and Their Electrocatalytic Performance after Loading with Pt Nanoparticles

SUN Dun, HE Jian-Ping, ZHOU Jian-Hua, WANG Tao, DI Zhi-Yong, WANG Dao-Jun, DING Xiao-Chun   

  1. College of Material Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-07-06 Revised:2009-09-04 Published:2010-01-26
  • Contact: HE Jian-Ping


The Pt-loading properties of ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) synthesized with assistance of MClx (M=Pd, Fe, Cr; x=2, 3, 3) were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) show that the ordered structure is well-preserved after the introduction of PdCl2. Because of the pyrolysis of organic carbon the OMC-PdCl2 is mainly present in the formof metallic Pd and is homogenously embedded into the scaffold of the OMC. A binary catalyst comprised of metallic Pd and microwave-reduced Pt nanoparticles was also generated. Electrochemical hydrogen absorption-desorption tests reveal that Pt/OMC-MClx possesses excellent catalytic performance and has an electrochemical active surface area (SEA) being as 2-4 times as that of Pt/OMC. Pt/OMC-PdCl2 has the highest SEA of 120.2 m2·g-1 followed by Pt/OMC-CrCl3 and then Pt/OMC-FeCl3. After a long-term cyclic voltammetric test, Pt/OMC-MClx still exhibits excellent catalytic stability and relatively higher catalytic activity as evidenced by a 22%-40% decrease in catalytic activity after one hundred cycles. This work will open up a most promising application in catalysis.

Key words: Metal salt, Assisted catalysis, Hydrogen absorption-desorption, Catalytic stability, Ordered mesoporous carbon


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