Trimetallic Synergy in Intermetallic PtSnBi Nanoplates Boosts Formic Acid Oxidation

  title={Trimetallic Synergy in Intermetallic PtSnBi Nanoplates Boosts Formic Acid Oxidation},
  author={Shuiping Luo and Wen Chen and Yuqing Cheng and Xingfu Song and Qilong Wu and Lanxi Li and Xiaotong Wu and Tianhao Wu and Mingrui Li and Qi Yang and Kerong Deng and Zewei Quan},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
Platinum is the most effective metal for a wide range of catalysis reactions, but it fails in the formic acid electrooxidation test and suffers from severe carbon monoxide poisoning. Developing highly active and stable catalysts that are capable of oxidizing HCOOH directly into CO2 remains challenging for commercialization of direct liquid fuel cells. A new class of PtSnBi intermetallic nanoplates is synthesized to boost formic acid oxidation, which greatly outperforms binary PtSn and PtBi… 

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