NiCoPd Inlaid NiCo-Bimetallene for Efficient Electrocatalytic Methanol Oxidation

Long Zhao, Ming Wen*, Hao Fang, Kexin Meng, Xiaoyu Qiu, Qingsheng Wu, Yongqing Fu

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Pd-based metallenes have attracted great attention recently as newly burgeoning two-dimensional (2D) materials, attributed to their significantly increased active surface areas and intrinsic electrocatalytic activities. Therefore, they could be used as a potential candidate as the high-performance electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation reactions (MORs) in the direct methanol fuel cell. Herein, a new strategy is proposed to fabricate NiCoPd inlaid NiCo-bimetallene (NiCoPd/NiCo-bimetallene) by the structure directing effect of 18-crown-6 ether under an ultrasonic-pulse interface together with the HCHO reduction and atom-diffusion-aging process. NiCoPd ternary-alloys with uniformly dispersed Pd active sites are decorated onto NiCo-bimetallenes, achieving remarkably enhancing the effective utilization of Pd atoms. What is more, the intrinsic activity is enhanced by the “bifunctional mechanism” of NiCo-bimetallene adsorption of intermediate species and increased Pd-active sites. Moreover, the anti-CO poisoning ability is optimized through the “alloying ligand effect” of NiCoPd. Therefore, the NiCoPd/NiCo-bimetallene exhibits excellent mass activity for MOR, which is higher than commercial Pd/C. This work suggests a new way of the Pd-based metallenes catalyst approach to the efficient electrocatalytic MOR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10211-10219
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number26
Early online date18 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2022


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