A facile electrochemical method to fabricate reduced graphene oxide (RGO) wrapped carbon cloth (CC) as a novel support for anchoring Pt-Ru nanocatalysts is reported. The obtained composite electrodes have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) and electrochemical methods. It is found that the Pt-Ru nanoparticles electro-deposited are smaller and more uniformly dispersed on RGO wrapped CC electrode (CCE) than those on the bare CCE. The introduction of RGO on CCE surface is beneficial to the dispersion of Pt-Ru nanoparticles, leading to the enhanced electro-catalytic activity and anti-poisoning ability of Pt-Ru toward methanol electro-oxidation.
Soochow Univ, Coll Chem Chem Engn & Mat Sci, Suzhou 215123, Peoples R China;Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Tech Inst Phys & Chem, Xinjiang Key Lab Elect Informat Mat & Devices, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China
Wang, Huiwen,Du, Jiao,Yao, Zhangquan,et al. Facile fabrication, characterization of Pt-Ru nanoparticles modified reduced graphene oxide and its high electrocatalytic activity for methanol electro-oxidation[J]. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS,2013,436(9):57-61.