Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2006, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (12): 1551-1554.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20061223

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Microwave Synthesis of Pt-Au/MWCNTs Electrocatalyst and Its Catalytic Properties for Oxygen Reduction

HUANG Jian-Shu;ZHANG Xiao-Gang   

  1. (Institute of Applied Chemistry, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, P. R. China; College of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, P. R. China)
  • Received:2006-05-12 Revised:2006-07-12 Published:2006-12-06
  • Contact: ZHANG Xiao-Gang E-mail:azhangxg@163.com

Abstract: Pt-Au/MWCNTs (multi-wall carbon nanotubes) electrocatalyst was prepared by microwave method, and characterized by SEM, TEM, and EDS techniques. The results showed that the Pt-Au nanoparticles were small and well dispersed on the surface of MWCNTs. The electrochemical behaviors were studied by rotating disk electrode (RDE) technique in 0.1 mol•L−1 HClO4 solution. The linear sweeping voltammetry (LSV) results indicated that Pt-Au/MWCNTs with mPt:mAu of 1:2 exhibited the highest catalytic activity for oxygen reduction.

Key words: Pt-Au/MWCNTs, Microwave synthesis, Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)