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Title: Particle size effects in Pd-catalyzed electrooxidation of formic acid
Authors: Zhou, W. 
Lee, J.Y. 
Issue Date: 13-Mar-2008
Citation: Zhou, W., Lee, J.Y. (2008-03-13). Particle size effects in Pd-catalyzed electrooxidation of formic acid. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112 (10) : 3789-3793. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Small carbon-supported Pd nanoparticles with controllable size (2.7-9.0 nm) were prepared by a solution chemistry method, characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies, and evaluated as anode catalysts for the electrooxidation of formic acid at room temperature. Measurements of catalytic activity by electrochemical methods (cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry) revealed a strong potential-dependent particle size effect. Classical volcano plots of catalytic activity vs particle size were obtained from which the optimal Pd particle size for the respective potential region was determined. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
ISSN: 19327447
DOI: 10.1021/jp077068m
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