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Title: Synthesis of Nanoporous Au−Cu−Pt Alloy as a Superior Catalyst for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction

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  1. Department of ChemistryState University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton NY 13902 USA
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Xie, Yunxiang, Li, Can, Razek, Sara A., Fang, Jiye, and Dimitrov, Nikolay. Synthesis of Nanoporous Au−Cu−Pt Alloy as a Superior Catalyst for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction. Germany: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1002/celc.201901932.
Xie, Yunxiang, Li, Can, Razek, Sara A., Fang, Jiye, & Dimitrov, Nikolay. Synthesis of Nanoporous Au−Cu−Pt Alloy as a Superior Catalyst for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction. Germany. doi:10.1002/celc.201901932.
Xie, Yunxiang, Li, Can, Razek, Sara A., Fang, Jiye, and Dimitrov, Nikolay. Mon . "Synthesis of Nanoporous Au−Cu−Pt Alloy as a Superior Catalyst for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction". Germany. doi:10.1002/celc.201901932.
title = {Synthesis of Nanoporous Au−Cu−Pt Alloy as a Superior Catalyst for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction},
author = {Xie, Yunxiang and Li, Can and Razek, Sara A. and Fang, Jiye and Dimitrov, Nikolay},
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doi = {10.1002/celc.201901932},
journal = {ChemElectroChem},
number = 2,
volume = 7,
place = {Germany},
year = {2020},
month = {2}

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