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Title: Method for removing strongly adsorbed surfactants and capping agents from metal to facilitate their catalytic applications

Abstract

A method of synthesizing activated electrocatalyst, preferably having a morphology of a nanostructure, is disclosed. The method includes safely and efficiently removing surfactants and capping agents from the surface of the metal structures. With regard to metal nanoparticles, the method includes synthesis of nanoparticle(s) in polar or non-polar solution with surfactants or capping agents and subsequent activation by CO-adsorption-induced surfactant/capping agent desorption and electrochemical oxidation. The method produces activated macroparticle or nanoparticle electrocatalysts without damaging the surface of the electrocatalyst that includes breaking, increasing particle thickness or increasing the number of low coordination sites.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1331164
Patent Number(s):
9,490,486
Application Number:
13/735,919
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Adzic, Radoslav R., Gong, Kuanping, Cai, Yun, Wong, Stanislaus, and Koenigsmann, Christopher. Method for removing strongly adsorbed surfactants and capping agents from metal to facilitate their catalytic applications. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Adzic, Radoslav R., Gong, Kuanping, Cai, Yun, Wong, Stanislaus, & Koenigsmann, Christopher. Method for removing strongly adsorbed surfactants and capping agents from metal to facilitate their catalytic applications. United States.
Adzic, Radoslav R., Gong, Kuanping, Cai, Yun, Wong, Stanislaus, and Koenigsmann, Christopher. Tue . "Method for removing strongly adsorbed surfactants and capping agents from metal to facilitate their catalytic applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331164.
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