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Title: Single Platinum Atoms Electrocatalysts: Oxygen Reduction and Hydrogen Oxidation Reactions

We prepared atomically dispersed catalyst consisting of Pt atoms arranged in a c(2 × 2) array on RuO2(110) substrate. A large interatomic distance of Pt atoms in a c(2 × 2) phase precludes the reactants to interact with more than one Pt atoms. A strong bond of Pt atoms with RuO2 prevents agglomeration of Pt atoms to form 2D-islands or 3D-clusters. The activities of single Pt atom catalyst for the oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation reactions were determined and compared with those of bulk Pt. It has lower catalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction and similar activity for hydrogen oxidation reaction compared to Pt(111). This was explained by a large calculated up-shift of the dband center of Pt atoms and larger Pt-Pt interatomic distance than that of Pt(111). Our information is of considerable interest for further development of electrocatalysis.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Division
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Journal ID: ISSN 0011-1643; R&D Project: MA510MAEA; KC0302010
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Croatica Chemica Acta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0011-1643
The Croatian Chemical Society
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; single atom; monolayers; platinum; oxygen reduction reaction; hydrogen oxidation reaction
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