Palladium nanoparticles from surfactant/fast-reduction combination one-pot synthesis for the liquid fuel cell applications

Young Jin Ko, Jun Yong Kim, Kyeong Seok Lee, Jong Keuk Park, Young Joon Baik, Heon Jin Choi, Wook Seong Lee

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We report a facile one-pot synthesis of well-dispersed Pd nanoparticles on a carbon nanofiber (CNF) support, achieved via the unique sequential processes of supramolecular self-assembly and fast reduction of the Pd source. Pd ions attached to the sulfate ends of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) molecules self-assembled on a CNF, and subsequent fast reduction suppressed particle coarsening, in contrast to the slow reduction processes in previous works. The particle size and dispersion uniformity were comparable to those of particles synthesized by combined SDS/high-energy irradiation. The Pd nanoparticles prepared using the present one-pot approach were superior or comparable to those obtained using non-one-pot approaches in previous works in terms of electrocatalytic activity and long-term stability in the electrooxidation of liquid fuels at the anodes of direct formic acid, direct methanol, and direct ethanol fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19029-19037
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 11

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by an institutional program grant ( 2E28210 ) from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology . The authors are grateful to M.K. Cho (Advanced Analysis Center, KIST) for comments on the TEM characterization.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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