Poly(5-cyanoindole) (P5CN), an excellent electron and proton conducting polymer, was incorporated with highly dispersed and small sized Pt-Cu nanoclusters on a glassy carbon (GC) electrode by electrochemical co-electrodeposition. The Pt-Cu nanoclusters-decorated P5CN (Pt-Cu/P5CN/GC) shows remarkable electrocatalytic activity toward methanol and formic acid oxidation in acid medium. The morphological characterizations by the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) demonstrate the porous structure of P5CN and good dispersion of Pt-Cu nanoclusters with small diameter. The energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) also confirm the components of Pt-Cu/P5CN composites and their electronic structures. The cyclic voltammetric and chronoamperometric methods were used to investigate the catalytic activity and stability of as-prepared catalysts. The experimental results indicate that the P5CN as support and Cu introduced into Pt enhance the catalytic activity.
Soochow Univ, Coll Chem Chem Engn & Mat Sci, Suzhou 215123, Peoples R China;Jiangxi Sci & Technol Normal Univ, Jiangxi Key Lab Organ Chem, Nanchang 330013, Peoples R China;Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Tech Inst Phys & Chem, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China
Jiang Fengxing,Zhou Rong,Yao Zhangquan,et al. Facile Fabrication of Pt-Cu Nanoclusters-Decorated Porous Poly(5-cyanoindole) with High Electrocatalytic Activity[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE,2011,6(9):4114-4126.