Acta Chimica Sinica ›› 2004, Vol. 62 ›› Issue (1): 42-46. Previous Articles     Next Articles


陈卫祥1,2, LEE Jim-Yang2,3,4, 刘昭林3   

  1. 1. 浙江大学化学系, 杭州, 310027;
    2. 新加坡国立大学新加坡-麻省理工学院联合体, 新加坡, 117576;
    3. 新加坡国立大学化学与环境工程系, 新加坡, 119260;
    4. 新加坡材料研究与工程所, 新加坡, 117576
  • 投稿日期:2003-04-21 修回日期:2003-09-07 发布日期:2014-01-26
  • 通讯作者: 陈卫祥
  • 基金资助:

Carbon Supported Pt Nanoparticles Prepared by Microwave Heating and Their Electrocatalytic Activities for Methanol Oxidation

CHEN Wei-Xiang1,2, LEE Jim-Yang2,3,4, LIU Zhao-Lin3   

  1. 1. Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;
    2. Singapore-MIT Alliance, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576;
    3. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260;
    4. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Research Link, Singapore 117576
  • Received:2003-04-21 Revised:2003-09-07 Published:2014-01-26

Carbon supported platinum nanoparticles were prepared by rapid microwave (MW) heating of ethylene glycol solutions of H2PtCl6 in the presence of XC-72 carbon. The Pt loading was varied in the range of w=10%~20%. It was found that Pt nanoparticles have uniform shape and size with an average diameter of 3.6 nm, which could exist in high dispersion on the XC-72 carbon surface. Electrochemical measurements showed that the microwave-prepared Pt/C catalyst exhibited higher electrocatalytic activity in methanol oxidation than Pt/C catalyst prepared by using KBH 4 as the reducing agent or commercial E-TEK Pt/C catalyst.

Key words: microwave, Pt/C catalyst, electrochemical methanol oxidation