Prominent Electronic and Geometric Modifications of Palladium Nanoparticles by Polymer Stabilizers for Hydrogen Production under Ambient Conditions

Authors

  • Simon Jones,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Jin Qu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
    2. Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China, University of Science & Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Karaked Tedsree,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chonburi, 20131 (Thailand)
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  • Prof. Xue-Qing Gong,

    1. Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China, University of Science & Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Shik Chi Edman Tsang

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
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Abstract

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A remarkable effect from the modification of electronic and geometric properties of Pd nanoparticles by the use of polymer pendant groups bound to the surface of palladium nanoparticles is reported. The degree of electron promotion to the Pd nanoparticles under ambient conditions was found to be dependent on the availability of the lone pair electrons of the pendant groups.

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