Electrochemical Synthesis of One-Dimensional Mesoporous Pt Nanorods Using the Assembly of Surfactant Micelles in Confined Space



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Platinum nanorods: A general way to synthesize novel self-supported one-dimensional mesoporous Pt nanorods with a high density of mesopores by electrochemical assembly of micelles in the pores of a polycarbonate (PC; see picture) membrane is reported. The obtained 1D motifs show high activity and tolerance towards CO in the methanol oxidation reaction and exhibit superior electrochemical activity in the oxygen reduction reaction.