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Reshaping of platinum nanoparticles from Pt/C by halide ions into electrochemical applications

Grant number: 19/08051-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): July 08, 2019
Effective date (End): July 07, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Grantee:Rodolfo Molina Antoniassi
Supervisor abroad: Juan Feliu
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Alicante (UA), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:17/15469-5 - Preparation of nanocatalysts with controlled morphology for applications in hydrogen purification and oxidation of contaminated hydrogen for electric energy generation, BP.PD


In this project we carried out a novel methodology of synthesis of platinum-based nanoparticles with controlled morphology. The preparation involves successive steps of leaching and re-deposition of a supported "starting material", transforming the shape of the naturally-formed platinum nanoparticles into preferentially nanocubes. Halide ions are used to leach and control the shape of the synthesized structure. The surface of the materials obtained as well as their evolution throughout the synthesis process will be evaluated by physical and electrochemical characterization techniques. The prepared materials will be applied as catalysts for reactions of interest. With the success of this project, it is expected not only to understand the fundamental concepts behind the mechanisms involved in this synthesis but also to earn the necessary knowledge to create catalytic systems with finely shaped materials, displaying improved performances in catalysis and electrocatalysis. (AU)

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ANTONIASSI, RODOLFO M.; ERIKSON, HEIKI; SOLLA-GULLON, JOSE; TORRESI, ROBERTO M.; FELIU, JUAN M. Small (< 5 nm), Clean, and Well-Structured Cubic Platinum Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization. CHEMELECTROCHEM, v. 8, n. 1 NOV 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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