Financial support from Ing. Guido Gay (Switzerland) for the project “Conversion of CO2 in hydrocarbons and oxygenated compounds”, from the Ente Cassa di Risparmio Firenze for the HYDROLAB2 project, from the MIUR (Italy) for the PRIN 2008 project (project number 2008N7CYL5), from the MATTM (Italy) for the PIRODE project (number 94), from the MSE for the PRIT project Industria 2015, and from the Regione Lombardia for the project “ACCORDO QUADRO Regione Lombardia e CNR per l’attuazione di programmi di ricerca e sviluppo” is gratefully acknowledged. S.G.S. and his research group are funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number 21021002).
Electrochemical Milling and Faceting: Size Reduction and Catalytic Activation of Palladium Nanoparticles†
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 34, pages 8500–8504, August 20, 2012
How to Cite
Chen, Y.-X., Lavacchi, A., Chen, S.-P., di Benedetto, F., Bevilacqua, M., Bianchini, C., Fornasiero, P., Innocenti, M., Marelli, M., Oberhauser, W., Sun, S.-G. and Vizza, F. (2012), Electrochemical Milling and Faceting: Size Reduction and Catalytic Activation of Palladium Nanoparticles . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 8500–8504. doi: 10.1002/anie.201203589
- Issue published online: 14 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 2012
- Ente Cassa di Risparmio Firenze
- Regione Lombardia
- Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 21021002
- green chemistry;
Improved performance through milling: A method for enhancing the catalytic activity of supported metal nanoparticles is reported. This method enhances the activity for the ethanol electro-oxidation of a supported palladium catalyst (see picture). The much higher catalytic performance is ascribed to the increased electrochemically active surface area as well as the generation of high-index facets at the milled nanoparticle surface.