Platinum Monolayer Perfection with the Assistance of Citric Acid in Galvanic Displacement Reaction
Herein, we report our study on the production of core-shell catalysts at the gram scale by introducing citric acid in the Pt-Cu displacement reaction solution. It was found that the quality of the Pt monolayer shell could be significantly improved by adding citric acid.3,4 In the presentation, we will discuss the role of citric acid in smoothing the Pt overlayer based on the experimental and density functional theory calculation results. The characterization and evaluation results of core-shell structures will be shown as well.
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