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Reports Outline Nanostructures Study Results from Nanyang Technological University (Facile Synthesis of 3D Platinum Dendrites with a Clean Surface as...

July 22, 2014



Reports Outline Nanostructures Study Results from Nanyang Technological University (Facile Synthesis of 3D Platinum Dendrites with a Clean Surface as Highly Stable Electrocatalysts)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Nanostructures have been published. According to news reporting out of Singapore, Singapore, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Pt nanostructures are intensively studied for many environmental and energy applications. Their synthesis normally involves capping agents/organic species or the assistance of templates/substrates, making the preparation process complicated."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Nanyang Technological University, "Therefore, it is still challenging to obtain Pt nanostructures with clean surface through a one-step surfactant-free method. We report herein the preparation of 3D Pt nanodendrites with clean surface by a facile inorganic species assisted strategy. The possible specific adsorption of iron and nitrate ions would assist the growth of this 3D Pt nanostructure."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thanks to its unique 3D morphology composed of interconnected 1D Pt nanorods/wires, the unsupported 3D Pt nanodendrites exhibit higher stability and activity than commercial carbon black supported Pt nanoparticles and Pt black electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction and oxidation of small fuel molecules."

For more information on this research see: Facile Synthesis of 3D Platinum Dendrites with a Clean Surface as Highly Stable Electrocatalysts. Chemcatchem, 2014;6(6):1538-1542. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemcatchem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1867-3899)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Wu, Nanyang Technological University, Sch Chem & Biomed Engn, Singapore 637459, Singapore. Additional authors for this research include H.M. Zhou, B.Y. Xia, P. Xiao, Y. Yan, M.S. Xie and X. Wang (see also Nanostructures).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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