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Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Properties of Uniform Palladium Nanocubes by using Graphene Oxide as Surfactant and Support

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  • Dr. Yu-ling Qin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262836
    2. Graduate School of University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P.R. China)
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  • Jian-wei Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262836
    2. Graduate School of University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Lei-lei Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262836
    2. Graduate School of University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Li-min Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262836
    2. Changzhou Institute of Energy Storage Materials&Devices, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213000 (P.R. China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262836

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Abstract

Pd nanocubes dispersed on graphene oxide were prepared by the reduction of PdCl42−. In this method,graphene oxideactedasboth surfactant and support.The as-prepared Pd nanocubes/graphene oxidecatalyst exhibited higher electrocatalytic activity and stability than a commercial Pd/C catalyst for methanol and formic acid oxidation.

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