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  1. MoxW1−x(SySe1−y)2 Alloy Nanoflakes for High-Performance Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

    Qiufang Gong, Sida Sheng, Hualin Ye, Na Han, Liang Cheng and Yanguang Li

    Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201500255

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    A systematic investigation of MoxW1−x(SySe1−y)2 ternary or quaternary alloys for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) electrocatalysis reveals a composition-activity correlation.

  2. Site-Specific Growth of Au on CdSxSe1−x Yields Anisotropic Heteronanocrystals with Enhanced Photocatalysis Performance

    Lina Wang, Jiajia Liu, Meng Xu, Chuanbao Cao and Jiatao Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201500247

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    Au nanocrystals are grown on the tips of CdSxSe1−x (x = 0–1) anisotropic semiconductor nanocrystals. The growth mechanism is investigated. The influence of the S:Se ratio in tuning the excited-state properties of Au/CdSxSe1−x anisotropic nanocrystals and its influence on the photocurrent response and hydrogen production rate are discussed.

  3. One-Step Scalable Production of Co1−xS/Graphene Nanocomposite as High-Performance Bifunctional Electrocatalyst

    Yuqi Xu, Yongchao Hao, Guoxin Zhang, Xiuyan Jin, Lin Wang, Zhiyi Lu and Xiaoming Sun

    Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201500242

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    A one-step strategy is developed for synthesizing a Co1−xS/G nanocomposite with nanoszied Co1−xS nanoparticles uniformly anchored on the graphene. Benefiting from the strong interaction between the nanoparticles and the graphene matrix, this nanocomposite shows an excellent bifunctional performance toward both oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution, superior to the noble-metal catalysts benchmark.

  4. NiAg Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenolysis of the Lignin C–O Bond

    Jiaguang Zhang and Ning Yan

    Article first published online: 25 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600005

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    A series of NiAg catalysts prepared with different methods are evaluated in the hydrogenolysis of lignin β-O-4 model compounds.

  5. Nanodendritic Platinum Supported on γ-Alumina for Complete Benzene Oxidation

    Jiaqi Li, Yan Feng, Shengpeng Mo, Hui Liu, Yunfa Chen and Jun Yang

    Article first published online: 25 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600030

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    Platinum supported on γ-Alumina in spherical and in nanodendritic form is prepared by a solution-based approach and sucessfully applied as catalyst in the complete oxidation of benzene. The dendritic variant offers a larger surface for oxygen adsorption and thus higher catalytic activity. Due to a reduced reaction temperature the new catalyst will provide more environmental friendly means to catalytically remove volatile organic compounds.