Newly-Designed Complex Ternary Pt/PdCu Nanoboxes Anchored on Three-Dimensional Graphene Framework for Highly Efficient Ethanol Oxidation

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  • Chuangang Hu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
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  • Huhu Cheng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
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  • Yang Zhao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
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  • Yue Hu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
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  • Yong Liu,

    1. Institute of Advanced Materials for Nano-Bio Applications, School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027, P. R. China
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  • Liming Dai,

    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States
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  • Liangti Qu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
    • Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China.
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Abstract

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Newly-designed ternary Pt/PdCu nanoboxes on three-dimensional graphene framework (Pt/PdCu/3DGF) have been fabricated via a dual solvothermal strategy. This structurally well-defined Pt/PdCu/3DGF system possesses an approximately 4-fold improvement in catalytic activity for ethanol oxidation in alkaline media over the commercial 20% Pt/C catalyst as normalized by the total mass of active metals, showing the great potential for direct fuel cell applications.

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