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Metal hollow sphere electrocatalysts

Chattopadhyay, Jayeeta and Pathak, Tara Sankar and Pak, Daewon and Srivastava, Rohit (2016) Metal hollow sphere electrocatalysts. In: KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 33 (5). pp. 1514-1529.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11814-016-0056-z

Abstract

Metal micro-/nano hollow spheres have been widely applied in numerous fields during the last decade. This review will only focus on the synthetic strategies to synthesize hollow spherical structures in the enhancement of their electrocatalytic activity, especially the metal hollow spherical materials. We present a comprehensive overview of synthetic strategies for metal hollow spherical structures which have been approached specifically in electrochemical reactions. These synthetic methods are mainly categorized as hard templates, soft templates, sacrificial templates and without templates. The review further includes electrocatalytic approaches of hollow spherical metals in different electrochemical processes, especially the methanol electro-oxidation reaction for methanol fuel cell application and hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions in water electrolyzer, as metal hollow spherical materials are especially applied in these specific reactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the KOREAN INSTITUTE CHEMICAL ENGINEERS, F.5, 119, ANAM-RO, SEONGBUK-GU, SEOUL 136-075, SOUTH KOREA
Keywords: Metal Hollow Sphere; Synthesis; Electrocatalysts; Methanol Electro-oxidation; Water Electrolyzer
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2016 05:11
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2016 05:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53886

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